We are writing with an opportunity to help the Charlottesville Police Foundation provide essential support to CPD officers by replenishing dwindling supplies of critically important protective supplies such as masks, hand sanitizer, and gloves.
As we have all seen, the current crisis caused by COVID-19 has put never-before-seen burdens on our front line medical teams and services, and we continue to be amazed at the work they are doing and the bravery and heroism they show us each day. It is also important to note that similar challenges are being faced by our law enforcement and emergency medical first responders right here in our own community.
Through our board member Antonio Rice of the Salvation Army, we were able to identify Precise Kit Promotions working with first responders in New York and other major cities across the country to address these shortfalls by creating a Pandemic Safety Kit that includes the items listed above in addition to a package of tissues and small soap bar.
We ask that, if you are so inclined, you join us in this effort to keep our officers and our communities safe in these treacherous times by supporting it with a donation. With your help, we hope to raise $2,000 and have 400 of these kits to our officers within the week.
All of us at the Charlottesville Police Foundation appreciate your considering supporting this effort, which will help provide officers the protection they need to serve the community as we move through these difficult times in the only way we know how – together.