Police officers are here for us, and we want to be here for them and their families in the event tragedy strikes.
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Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2009
The Adopt A Cop Foundation, providing ongoing financial and other support programs to the families of police officers who are injured or killed in the line of duty, announces its official launch and website, http://www.AdoptACop.org .
Approximately one million law enforcement officers are on patrol across America every day. The Adopt A Cop Foundation wants to give these officers the peace of mind that comes from knowing that if anything should happen to them while on duty, their families will be provided for and their families' way of life will continue.
The qualified, charitable, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in Pasadena, CA, provides community-based assistance to these police officers' families. The organization intends to work closely with Police Officer Associations to help identify and coordinate the distribution of funds to continue their efforts to support their members, said Brooke Kopanski, Executive Director.
When a law enforcement officer is injured or killed, the response tends to be a short-lived outpouring of sympathy and minimal financial support. The Adopt A Cop Foundation is an ongoing relief fund specifically created and funded to provide the families of fallen officers with an immediate and organized response, as well as long-term need-based support.
The Adopt A Cop Foundation provides a means for responsible and accountable giving, immediate and continued assistance to those in need, and a framework for local, regional and national fundraising efforts. In addition, the organization offers a unique gifting opportunity for those wishing to donate as a part of their tax- and estate-planning strategy.
The public can make donations at the http://www.AdoptACop.org site with credit cards and PayPal, or by calling (888) 912-1911. Donors can designate funds to be used for immediate needs after an officer-involved event; in the name of a specific officer or family; and for Adopt A Cop's sustained relief fund.
"It's peace of mind for those officers who put their lives on the line for us every day," said Ms. Kopanski. "The slogan of the Adopt A Cop Foundation is 'Serving Those Who Protect,' which also communicates the goal of the organization."
She continued, "Police officers are here for us, and we want to be here for them and their families in the event tragedy strikes."
For more information please visit http://www.AdoptACop.org.