Monroe County Firefighters Aid Families in Annual ‘Shop with a Firefighter’ Event at Walmart

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – DECEMBER 17: Members of the Monroe Fire Protection District participate in Shop with a Firefighter at Walmart on December 17, 2023, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

Bloomington, Indiana – Members of the Monroe County Fire Protection District’s fire department demonstrated the spirit of giving during their annual ‘Shop with a Firefighter’ event at the local Walmart early Sunday morning. The firefighters, affiliated with the Monroe County Firefighters Local 5393 union, successfully amassed $22,000 through various fundraisers and generous donations.

The event, held in the Walmart located in Bloomington, Indiana, saw a heartwarming gathering as firefighters met with 38 families comprising over 100 children at the store’s garden center. In a display of community support, the firefighters assisted parents and delighted children by purchasing a variety of essentials and gifts, including clothing, toys, food, and other seasonal items, as part of their holiday outreach.

The initiative aimed to bring joy and support to families in need during the festive season.

BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – DECEMBER 17: Members of the Monroe Fire Protection District participate in Shop with a Firefighter at Walmart on December 17, 2023, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – DECEMBER 17: Members of the Monroe Fire Protection District participate in Shop with a Firefighter at Walmart on December 17, 2023 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – DECEMBER 17: Members of the Monroe Fire Protection District participate in Shop with a Firefighter at Walmart on December 17, 2023 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – DECEMBER 17: Members of the Monroe Fire Protection District participate in Shop with a Firefighter at Walmart on December 17, 2023 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – DECEMBER 17: Members of the Monroe Fire Protection District participate in Shop with a Firefighter at Walmart on December 17, 2023 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)
BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – DECEMBER 17: Members of the Monroe Fire Protection District participate in Shop with a Firefighter at Walmart on December 17, 2023 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

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