M.E.G. adopted a veteran and family via Operation Ward 57. We sponsored a single mother and her two kids. All presents from “Santa” are on their way. Thank you to all that donated to make this Christmas extra special for them!
A member of M.E.G. heard about a local public safety family with a need. You see, their son has Autism and is nonverbal. Recently, he has been using an iPad to help him communicate with his family and at school. Right now, the family is borrowing an iPad that has the application on it. The application alone is $400, and the iPad is another $400. Thankfully, we were able to secure an iPad from an anonymous donor and we provided the funds for the family to purchase the app for their son.
We heard of a sister in blue in need. Grateful to be able to help her and her family. – MEG
To contribute to her GoFundMe click here.
Information from the GoFundMe Page:
On October 11, 2019, early Friday morning, a row of homes on Wade Street, in Jersey City, NJ , caught on fire. All of the homes were destroyed causing several people to be displaced, including Officer Valerie Carriere of the Jersey City Police Department and her family of Thirteen.
The members of the Jersey City Police Department are extremely fortunate that Officer Carriere and family escaped the fire safely, however, they are left homeless and lost of of their possessions to the devastating fire.
Officer Carriere and her family have a long road ahead as they try to rebuild and once again find normalcy in their lives. We are hoping to raise enough money to help Officer Carriere and her family start the road to recovery.
Please consider donating to her and her family. Any contribution will help!!
Jersey City Police
We learned of a local law enforcement officer who is starting cancer treatment. We sent some funds to help with expenses while at the hospital for he and his family. We are sending prayers, positive vibes, and wish him a speedy recovery.
We are so happy to support the K-9 Krawl 5K! In October of 2006, the inaugural K-9 Krawl 5K was held in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This dog walk was created to raise awareness of the link between domestic violence and pet abuse. Pets are part of the family and oftentimes abusive partners use the bond between victims and their companions to control, manipulate, and isolate them. Many victims have reported that their partners have threatened, hurt, or even harm their pets.
Please join us this Saturday, October 12, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Fairfax County Public Safety Headquarters (12099 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA).
- Pet Costume Contest–show us what you got!
- Face Painting
- Resource Tables
- Goodies &Treats
- Dog Adoption by Fairfax County Animal Shelter
- Hot Cocoa/Coffee Bar–proceeds go to help child victims of domestic violence
FREE Raffle at the end of the walk!
Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.
The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m.
Three kiddos adopted from FCPD Victim Services Division’s Back-To-School program. Each kid received new school outfits and all of their supplies. We hope everyone had a great first few days of school.
Captain Chris Tischler of the Chesapeake Fire Department suffered a detached retina on his recent trip to China, representing the USA in the World Police and Fire Games. Happy to donate to help with expenses in bringing this hero home.
For more information and to donate click here.
Last night, we went to Chick-fil-A Super Hero night to support 4-year-old Luca. Luca was “diagnosed in April with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DPIG), has been fighting his own superhero battle against a brain cancer that fewer than 1% of children survive.” (INSIDENOVA). His mom would bring him to CFA for waffle fries after his radiation treatments. We are so grateful to be able to meet and give him some gifts. Since he loves Super Heroes and CFA, we hooked him up with a Spiderman blanket & bath towel, Avengers stickers, and Chick-fil-a gift cards. We love when the local community comes out to support a little hero of their own. So many families dressed up. The local police and fire department stopped by along with numerous cool cars and super heroes. Chick-fil-A Fair Lakes (VA) really went above and beyond for Luca and his family. This was an amazing night of people doing something good!
Link to story – Click HERE.
Last week we sent some necessities to the troops in the Middle East. Many thanks to “Dee” and Gainesville Dental Associates for contributing to the care packages for our service men and woman. May these small gestures bring some comfort.