(SUSSEX COUNTY, DE.) -The Delaware State Police Troop 5 for more than 30 years has sponsored families in need during the Christmas season. They usually do the shopping themselves for the families.

This year volunteers from the community are helping out with the shopping for the first time at the Walmart in Georgetown.

Juanita Smith-Huey is the Coordinator for the Troop 5 Needy Family Fund.

"In turn, we are able to take on more families and able to sponsor more in our needy family fund program."

This year with the volunteer's Troop 5 is able to help 16 needy families in Sussex County.