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Please help our brother and sister Officers affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: August 31, 2017


A letter from William J. Johnson, NAPO Executive Director and Michael “Mick” McHale, NAPO President

As all of us in law enforcement are aware, Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction in Texas and other areas of the Gulf Coast United States. Many homes flooded, were wiped out or burned to the ground. Many residents are still living in temporary housing.

Our brothers and sisters in law enforcement are working tirelessly to aid in the relief efforts, but they need relief as well. Many of them do not have homes to go back to anymore, and yet they will continue working to try and help others affected by the catastrophe. In order to help our brothers and sisters, please consider making a donation to NAPO’s Relief Fund, a fully licensed and independently audited 501(c)(3) charity, to help these officers in their time of need. All donations are fully tax deductible, the federal EIN is 161619872 for your tax purposes, but, more importantly, you will be lending a hand to our fellow officers who sorely need it.

All donations raised through this appeal will be used to help ease the suffering in areas affected by Hurricane Harvey, and assistance from our fund is open to all law enforcement officers and their families. You do not have to be a NAPO member to get help; you just have to be part of the law enforcement family.

Checks should be made out to:
NAPO Relief Fund
c/o National Association of Police Organizations
317 South Patrick Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(800) 322-6276

Click link below for the donation form and please share with everyone you can. To make a donation directly online through NAPO’s website, click here.

Aug. 31, 2017 UPDATE from NAPO Executive Director William Johnson: Todd Harrison, our national Secretary and also the President of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) is on the scene of the devastation in South Texas and has already been providing direct relief to all officers affected. He is not asking whether they are CLEAT members or not, only whether they need help. Todd has already begun forwarding NAPO the names of officers who have lost their homes in the flooding. Right now, Todd says they are receiving abundant donations of T-shirts, underwear, socks, hygiene products, dry clothes, etc. He anticipates needing more, however, in a week or two. In the meantime, NAPO’s Relief Fund is up and running. Please consider making your most generous monetary donation. All these donations will be used to provide direct financial relief to the officers affected. We will rely on the local unions and associations to confirm the damage and losses and immediately cut checks to the officers. This is the same way we did it after Katrina and Sandy, and it worked well. Judging from the early reports, this will be much like Katrina in terms of the vast flooding and destruction.

A message from CLEAT President Todd Harrison:

NAPO Brothers and Sisters,

I just returned from providing assistance to the first responders in the central gulf coast area where Harvey came ashore. The devastation is of epic proportions and will take a very long time to recover. My state convention was scheduled to start next week and I just finished a conference call with my board where we voted to cancel our convention and to reroute our resources to providing relief to all the affected areas which is covering a massive part of the state. A lot of you have reached out to be asking what you can do to help. We are already running supplies to several areas and are going to continue to do so if any of you want to make monetary donations they can be sent to the CLEAT/POMF fund which is our charity so we can continue to buy the needed supplies. If you choose to do so mark the donation Harvey Relief. We will make sure the supplies get to all first responders who are working the affected areas.

Thank you for all your help and keep us all in your prayers.

Todd Harrison
President
Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
(512) 415-2204

CLEAT Administrative Office
400 West 14th Street, Suite 100
Austin, Texas 78701
800-252-8153

 


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