Easton Police Department bringing Christmas cheer to families in need with Stuff A Truck event
EASTON, Md.- Tis’ the season of giving, and Saturday morning, the Easton Police Department put on their first Stuff A Truck event of the year at the Easton Walmart to raise money and collect toys for needy families this Christmas.
“It’s a big effort, 221 kids last year we helped and we helped 98 families I believe,” Tim Larrimore, Sergeant of the Easton Police Department, said.
The Easton Police Department has been hosting this event for over 25 years.
They said they usually do more events throughout the year to help the community, but couldn’t because of COVID-19.
But they told us they’re grateful to continue this event, as more families may need the help than usual.
“I think this years probably a little bit more important than ever, we’re probably helping families we don’t normally help, people are finding themselves in different situations that they are not normally in,” Megan Coxon, Corporal of the Easton Police Department, said.
One thing that’s different this year is how families in need will collect the toys at their police department.
“We might not have as many come through to get the toys at one time as we usually do, might have to break it down and set certain appointment times,” Coxon said.
And while things may not be normal this year, it was clear Saturday morning that the community was still stepping up to support families.
For Sergeant Tim Larrimore, that means a lot.
“It just shows our community that they’re not alone, now one knows that you need help until you ask for it but this community, particularly Talbot County the minute you ask for it people step up from everywhere,” Larrimore said.
We’re told the Easton Police Department will start distributing the toys to families at the station on December 14th.
They are still accepting applicants for families that need help this Christmas.
The Department also said there will be more Stuff A Truck events in December.