By JD LONG

News-Herald Staff Writer

mccannCADIZ – The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of the Upper Ohio Valley Lodge No. 97, is starting their 27th annual fundraiser Shop With a Cop for 2014.

Needy children from Jefferson and Harrison Counties will be taken shopping with volunteer police officers to local stores to help them pick out winter clothes and other necessities and non-violent toys.

Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann stated that donations can be sent to the police department in Cadiz or sent to the F.O.P 97, P.O. Box 2593 Wintersville, Ohio.

Sponsorships this year are as follows: Platinum is $1,250 for 10 kids; Gold is $1,000 for eight kids; Silver is $500 for four kids; Bronze is $375 for three kids; Special Friends is $250 for 2 kids and Santa’s Helper is $125 for one child.

All checks are to be made out to the F.O.P. 97 with “for deposit only” written on the back.

“One of our representatives will stop by with your official receipt, police booster decal, and he or she will pick up your support check at that time, said Cindy Longwell, associate member and program coordinator.

Phone numbers for the Wintersville office are: (740) 346-2710 and (740) 317-5022.