It has been brought to our foundation's attention that many of our first responders have been directly affected by the wildfires burning across Clackamas and neighboring counties. Some have had to evacuate their homes not knowing if they would return to find everything destroyed. Some have been able to return to their homes to find they have lost property and belongings to the fire that need replaced.
The mission of the Clackamas County Peace Officers Benevolent Foundation is too, "To provide...assistance and aid to people who work with or are involved with law enforcement, or who are involved in jobs or activities related to law enforcement, in Clackamas County, in order to help them and their families during times of personal or family crises..."
We are encouraging those first responders that need any assistance, to fill out the request form: https://ccpobf.org/about/benefit-requests.html
CCPOBF has an Officer Emergency Fund dedicated to help law enforcement members with short term needs during emergencies.
If anyone would like to make a donation to the Officer Emergency Fund, you can donate at: https://ccpobf.org/about/make-a-donation.html
* Donations can't be earmarked for a specific individual.
Today at our monthly board meeting, representatives from Candlelighters For Children With Cancer presented the CCPOBF with a beautiful framed rider jersey and photograph from the 2017 Ride for a Child Team, as a thank you for being a bronze sponsor 3 years running. Jakob (name on jersey) was one of the honored children, and is from Clackamas County. Thank you Candlelighters! We are proud to support this terrific cause. Check out the ride recap: https://pledgeit.org/give/rideforachild2020/