Salvation Army hosts back-to-school shopping spree

Aug 9, 2014 5:29 PM by Charlene Cheng

Every student knows that you can't go back to school without the right supplies.

"I bought hair stuff, and clothes, and boots," Ashley Noll said.

"A frozen water bottle, a panda backpack," Molly Walton added.

And, it doesn't hurt to have the right shopping buddy.

Representatives from CAL FIRE, the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, CHP, and the Anderson Police Department teamed up for the Redding Salvation Army's "Shop with a Shield" event.

"We have a couple of them each, we're running around and helping them shop for school. They each got @100 gift certificates from the store here," said CAL FIRE Chief Mike Hebrard.

The participating shoppers were picked after winning a contest for designing an anti-bullying poster.

"I think it's such a common thing, unfortunately, that we see in schools, the bullying, that we got an overwhelming response of participants in this campaign, and that shows to us that it is an issue that's going on," said Lt. Daniel Whipple with the Salvation Army Redding Corps.


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