IACP Hurricane Katrina Law Enforcement Relief Fund
The IACP’s initial efforts of working with our colleagues on the Gulf Coast to identify their immediate resource needs in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have been very successful.
Following our two mass e-mailings to the membership identifying the specific equipment needs of law enforcement agencies in Mississippi and Louisiana, the response of our members has been outstanding and that those needs have largely been met.
At this point, it appears that the overwhelming need is for financial assistance to those law enforcement officers and their families who have been displaced or otherwise impacted by the Hurricane's Devastation.
To address this situation, the association has decided to establish the IACP Hurricane Katrina Law Enforcement Relief Fund. This fund will serve as a central collection point for donations from IACP members who wish to provide financial assistance targeted directly to helping law enforcement officers and their families who have been impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. After collection, IACP will distribute 100 percent of the funds to law enforcement foundations and other charitable funds that have been established to provide assistance to law enforcement officers in the affected region.
The IACP’s intent is not to add a layer of red tape or complicate the delivery of needed funds, but rather to assure our members that their donations will go where they are needed the most. IACP will take on the task of making sure that the money is used in the best way possible and not diluted or diminished by ineffective programs or questionable fund raising schemes.
This will clearly be a long-term effort as families rebuild their lives and their homes. The IACP urges all who can give to do so generously.
Donations may be sent to:
IACP Hurricane Katrina
Law Enforcement Relief Fund
P.O. Box 630544
Baltimore, MD 21263-0544