CMPD makes a difference with non-profit

- The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is making a difference in the community.

CMPD has been teaming up with "Bed for Kids," a local non-profit that partners with Ashley Furniture to help bring beds and other furniture to families who need it.

"I just feel like a kid in a candy store," said Charlotte Resident Sherrill Stewart, who received furniture Monday.  "It's like a dream again, you know."

The department has partnered with the non-profit for the last few years.

"I came to the department for the goal of giving back to the community and building the relationship back between police and community members," said CMPD Officer Rick Zoerb.  "And through this program, we are able to do that."

"This is the greatest feeling," said CMPD Officer Chelsea Kidder.  "It didn't take a lot on my part -- and to see the effect on her family is why I do this, and it's so great."

"Running across these families, hard-working families, not looking to abuse the system, looking to get help," added Officer Zoerb.

According to CMPD and Beds for Kids, there is a huge need in the community.

Beds for Kids usually makes two deliveries daily.

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