GovX Community Raises Nearly $10,000 for Concerns of Police Survivors

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Proceeds from the "Sheepdog" Patch of the Month support the nonprofit that provides for the families of police officers killed in the line of duty.

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"Thank you for allowing us to continue to provide Hands-On Programs at no cost to the survivor. The price they have paid is already too high." - Chris Kahmke

A fundraising effort organized by GovX, the online shopping site exclusively for current and former military and first responders, has raised $9,775 for Concerns of Police Survivors, the nonprofit fund that provides for the families of fallen police officers.

Each year, over 100 police officers are killed in the line of duty. Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) provides resources to families and co-workers to deal with this staggering loss. Survivors include spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and co-workers of officers who have died. C.O.P.S. programs include counseling, peer support, retreats and activities for kids, legal support, and more for families and coworkers recovering from the loss of a loved one.

C.O.P.S. was organized in 1984 with 110 individual members. Today, C.O.P.S. membership includes over 51,000 survivors, including spouses, children, parents, siblings, significant others, and co-workers of officers who have died in the line of duty according to federal government criteria.

"C.O.P.S. is grateful for the support of GovX.com. The GovX community supports first responders and this donation proves that survivors of fallen heroes will never be forgotten," said Chris Kahmke, Outreach Specialist at Concerns of Police Survivors. "Thank you for allowing us to continue to provide Hands-On Programs at no cost to the survivor. The price they have paid is already too high."

Programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound Adventure for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, extended family, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.

"Here at GovX, we have backed the badge since day 1, and our community continues to grow year by year," said Alan Cole, GovX CEO. "Seeing our community add to their Patch of the Month collections by supporting police officers and their families around the country is truly heartwarming."

To find the C.O.P.S. chapter closest to you, visit their website.

About GovX
GovX.com is for the men and women who protect our country and communities. The members-only eCommerce site offers thousands of products, tickets and travel services from hundreds of premium brands at exclusive, below-retail pricing. Eligible members include active and veteran U.S. military, firefighters, law enforcement officers and federal agents. Membership is free and more information can be found at GovX.com.

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