ROCKINGHAM — While police officers were walking up and down the aisles of Walmart with kids to pick out toys, two members of the Rockingham Fire Department were doing the same.
Lt. Keith McPhaul and Firefighter Savannah Magyr helped out Kristen McCallum and her two children, Jessie McCallum and Harmony Locklear.
“I had done Toys for Tots in Laurinburg and she reached out to me and asked if I knew of any other organizations (that could help),” Magyr said. “And I reached out to see if there was someone that could help her, because, if not, I just would have done it out of my own pocket.”
Magyr said she was able to get some help from Lynn McKinnon at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.
Each kid got a $200 gift card “to come here and get whatever toys they’d like for Christmas,” Magyar said.
“We don’t normally do this … but she reached out to us, we reached out too and came up with something,” Magyar said. “It’s better than nothing. At least they’ll have a Christmas.”