Grand Prairie Detention Officers Buy School Supplies For Kids In Need

Andrew Greenstein
August 21, 2019 - 12:12 pm
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Andrew Greenstein


GRAND PRAIRIE (1080 KRLD) - A group of Grand Prairie detention officers are helping get kids in need off to a good start this school year.

The officers took three families shopping for school supplies and outfits at the Target just off Highway 360.

“We are getting backpacks, and we are also going to get some uniforms for them,” says Ofc. John Barrientez.

Among the kids the officers helped out were Sarah Perry’s kids — ages 11, 12 and 14.

“It's been a long road,” says Perry. “We moved from New York, and a lot of families go through the same struggles that we have.”

Perry was very grateful for the officers’ help.

“As a single mom, we can use what we can get,” says Perry. “It's nice. It's a sweet gesture.”

The officers also bought clothes and supplies for the children of Karrick Senegar and Kameron Walker, ages 11 and 8.

“It means a whole lot,” says Senegar. “It means someone's praying for us.”

“It just means a lot because it does get hard, times to get rough, (and) things do get overwhelming,” says Walker.

Barrientez says he was more than happy to help.

“There are a lot of children out there who really need these school supplies,” Barrientez says. “So for us, it's big that we can help them out.”

The shopping experience was made possible by donations.

“We raised this ourselves,” says Barrientez, “so we wanted to help out and do what we can for them.”