Ferguson police officers urgently need our help

Resources for Ferguson police officers and their families – both concrete and emotional – are strained to the limit. Our help is needed.

Police officers have been working 12-hour shifts for many months, confronting all manner of threats and violence against them (as well as their families). Officers and their families are stretched thin. And things are only getting worse as pressure is building in anticipation of the Grand Jury verdict.

Ferguson police officers are in need of many basic things – from food to helmets – and they need them now.

It’s a sad day when the wives of police officers must plea for help for basic needs like food and helmets.

It’s a sad day when a bunch of folks refuse to accept the facts and decide to wreak havoc because their narrative was denied by reality.

KSDK reports:

Members of the St. Louis Police Wives' Association (SLPWA) are gearing up in case wide spread civil disobedience occurs after the grand jury returns a decision in the Michael Brown investigation. (snip)

In addition, urgent donations are being requested in a Helmets 4 Heroes page on GoFundMe.com.

Friends and supporters of Ferguson police officers say on the website that, “The Ferguson police officers have bullet-resistant vests that provide protection to a portion of their body. Unfortunately, they are without adequate headgear providing protection to the vital areas of the head."

So far they have raised $5,020 in six days. They need to raise $25,000 before the grand jury decision is announced.

The St. Louis Police Wives’ Association press release explains what they need and how to get support to them:

The St. Louis Police Wives’ Association (SLPWA), which exists to provide support to local police offers and their families in times of need, has been serving 600 meals a day to officers around the clock, seven days a week, since mid-August. Resources are now nearing depletion, leaving the organization unable to proactively prepare should additional instances of wide spread civil disobedience occur.

“When the command posts are activated, officers are placed on mandatory 12-hour shifts with little time off,” commented Hope Jones, spokesperson for the St. Louis Police Wives Association. “When on duty, officers are unable to break their line to get food or even use the bathroom. Making sure our officers have food in their stomachs and the support they need to ensure the safety of as many of our areas citizens as possible is currently our priority.”

The SLPWA is seeking snack items, such as sunflower seeds, nuts, beef jerky and trail mix that officers can easily fit into vest or cargo pockets so they can carry what they can with them to help sustain them throughout the day. The organization is also in need of energy drinks (most requested items by officers), Visa gift cards that can be used at any restaurant or grocery store, and monetary donations that can to used to purchase whatever is needed, when it is needed, such as antibacterial wipes, Band-Aids and food supplies.

Area residents interested in investing in local officers and the safety of the St. Louis area are encouraged to either make a monetary donation through the SLPWA’s website at www.stlpolicewives.org, or drop off energy drinks, individually packaged snacks and Visa gift cards at one of two drop off sites. These include the Ferguson Fire House at 200 S. Florissant RD. and Third Baptist Church at 620 N. Grand M-F 9am-4pm and Saturday Oct 18th from 9-12. Questions regarding donations can be answered by calling 314-625-0781.

In addition to providing meals, supplies, drinks and whatever else an officer or his/her family needs during times of crisis, the SLPWA members help connect families to counselors, provide babysitting services for one another and offer much needed emotional support. To learn more about the work of the St. Louis Police Wives’, call 314-625-3504, visit www.stlpolicewives.org, or find them on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @stlpolicewives.

Link to St. Louis Police Wives’ Association, here.

Link to Helmets for Heroes Go Fund Me page, here.

I hope AT readers will join me in providing immediate support to police officers and their families as the Ferguson Police Department may be about to face the worst rioting yet – a situation that has escalated as pro-Palestinian protestors have joined forces with other agitators.

May God bless the police, and their families, and keep them safe from harm.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Resources for Ferguson police officers and their families – both concrete and emotional – are strained to the limit. Our help is needed.

Police officers have been working 12-hour shifts for many months, confronting all manner of threats and violence against them (as well as their families). Officers and their families are stretched thin. And things are only getting worse as pressure is building in anticipation of the Grand Jury verdict.

Ferguson police officers are in need of many basic things – from food to helmets – and they need them now.

It’s a sad day when the wives of police officers must plea for help for basic needs like food and helmets.

It’s a sad day when a bunch of folks refuse to accept the facts and decide to wreak havoc because their narrative was denied by reality.

KSDK reports:

Members of the St. Louis Police Wives' Association (SLPWA) are gearing up in case wide spread civil disobedience occurs after the grand jury returns a decision in the Michael Brown investigation. (snip)

In addition, urgent donations are being requested in a Helmets 4 Heroes page on GoFundMe.com.

Friends and supporters of Ferguson police officers say on the website that, “The Ferguson police officers have bullet-resistant vests that provide protection to a portion of their body. Unfortunately, they are without adequate headgear providing protection to the vital areas of the head."

So far they have raised $5,020 in six days. They need to raise $25,000 before the grand jury decision is announced.

The St. Louis Police Wives’ Association press release explains what they need and how to get support to them:

The St. Louis Police Wives’ Association (SLPWA), which exists to provide support to local police offers and their families in times of need, has been serving 600 meals a day to officers around the clock, seven days a week, since mid-August. Resources are now nearing depletion, leaving the organization unable to proactively prepare should additional instances of wide spread civil disobedience occur.

“When the command posts are activated, officers are placed on mandatory 12-hour shifts with little time off,” commented Hope Jones, spokesperson for the St. Louis Police Wives Association. “When on duty, officers are unable to break their line to get food or even use the bathroom. Making sure our officers have food in their stomachs and the support they need to ensure the safety of as many of our areas citizens as possible is currently our priority.”

The SLPWA is seeking snack items, such as sunflower seeds, nuts, beef jerky and trail mix that officers can easily fit into vest or cargo pockets so they can carry what they can with them to help sustain them throughout the day. The organization is also in need of energy drinks (most requested items by officers), Visa gift cards that can be used at any restaurant or grocery store, and monetary donations that can to used to purchase whatever is needed, when it is needed, such as antibacterial wipes, Band-Aids and food supplies.

Area residents interested in investing in local officers and the safety of the St. Louis area are encouraged to either make a monetary donation through the SLPWA’s website at www.stlpolicewives.org, or drop off energy drinks, individually packaged snacks and Visa gift cards at one of two drop off sites. These include the Ferguson Fire House at 200 S. Florissant RD. and Third Baptist Church at 620 N. Grand M-F 9am-4pm and Saturday Oct 18th from 9-12. Questions regarding donations can be answered by calling 314-625-0781.

In addition to providing meals, supplies, drinks and whatever else an officer or his/her family needs during times of crisis, the SLPWA members help connect families to counselors, provide babysitting services for one another and offer much needed emotional support. To learn more about the work of the St. Louis Police Wives’, call 314-625-3504, visit www.stlpolicewives.org, or find them on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @stlpolicewives.

Link to St. Louis Police Wives’ Association, here.

Link to Helmets for Heroes Go Fund Me page, here.

I hope AT readers will join me in providing immediate support to police officers and their families as the Ferguson Police Department may be about to face the worst rioting yet – a situation that has escalated as pro-Palestinian protestors have joined forces with other agitators.

May God bless the police, and their families, and keep them safe from harm.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit