Little River Chamber celebrates cops who shop for community

A tiny community recently issued big thanks to regional police for their donation to the community via a “Shop with a Cop” program, designed to delight over 50 children and their families during the holidays.


“Shop with a Cop” program not only enhanced winter holidays for local families, but also inspired police officers in turn.   Contributed photo

A tiny community recently issued big thanks to regional police for their donation to the community via a “Shop with a Cop” program, designed to delight over 50 children and their families during the holidays.

The Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center officially credited the Horry County Police Department for its involvement, noting that the force regularly protects the unincorporated community every day of the year. The department regularly participates in Little River’s annual festivals, from which the Chamber reinvests proceeds back into the community.

“Police officers work relentlessly on behalf of our community to ensure our safety and this program is a wonderful opportunity to give back,” Chamber Board Member Les Gore said.

The department’s “Shop with a Cop” program not only enhanced winter holidays for local families, but also inspired police officers in turn.

“Shopping with these kids makes our holiday happier,” Horry County Police Department Capt. Robert Carr said.

Unlike most chambers, the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center delivers “local necessities” in the absence of a local municipality. With a population under 10,000 and area spanning just over 10 square miles of land, Little River is a census-designated place in South Carolina’s northeastern tip.

Over 300 businesses and nonprofits comprise the Little River Chamber of Commerce, designed to support and promote local civic and economic development.

“Our primary objective is to make the Little River area an even better place to live, work and play,” the Chamber said. 

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