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Councilmembers To Participate In “Shop With A Hero”

Law enforcement, firefighters, lawmakers, service men, and women along with veterans invited to help

Louisville – On December 5th, Councilman David Yates (D-25) and Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13) will join a special group of people who will bring holiday cheer to local children in need when they participate in the Eighth Annual “Shop with a Hero” Program hosted by the Valley View Church.

Both Council members invite anyone who is in the field of public safety or the military to come and help this Saturday.

“I am honored to join police officers, firefighters, judges, doctors, nurses, sheriff’s deputies, military personnel, veterans, and others to help children during the holiday season.  I implore all public safety officials to volunteer an hour this Saturday to help make a child’s holiday season a little brighter,” says Yates.

This year “Shop with a Hero” will again take place at the Kohl’s Store on Preston Highway, 11811 Standiford Plaza Drive from 9:00am to12:00pm.

“Welcome heroes and shoppers to the Kohl’s in District 13 once again this year.  It is my pleasure to partner with Valley View Church and thank them for this annual event to assist those families in need at Christmas time.  It always melts my heart to hear the appreciation from kids & parents when they receive their gift cards and are able to shop together as a family,” says Welch.

“Shop with a Hero” was created by Valley View Church as a way to give needy children an opportunity to feel the joy of shopping for Christmas gifts – to give and receive.  With the donations raised for this program, children are able to buy presents for their siblings, parents, or themselves.

The Heroes in this program help children make their shopping selections.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Councilman David Yates’ office by phone at 574-1125 or by email

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