The FOP Foundation is here to help officers who have been displaced by a disaster. During a disaster, officers often need help with food, housing and other necessities. In the past, we have assisted with flooding disasters throughout the United States, the Tsunami in 2004, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, Fires throughout the West, the Earthquake of Haiti and many more disasters.
Below are just a few examples of disasters and how we provided assistance during such disasters.
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, the Foundation responded. We were on the ground immediately with supplies and support for our fellow officers. Many of our officers had themselves lost everything.
The National FOP Foundation provided not only needed food and supplies, but we were also able to provide humanitarian and emotional support for these officers. Every cent collected by our Foundation during this disaster was used to support and care for these officers. The National FOP Foundation gave nearly $1 million in response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
"The destruction visited upon the State of Louisiana by Hurricane Katrina is tremendous. But the response of the extended law enforcement family with their offers of help and aid has been equally tremendous." - Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury
When the earthquake hit in Haiti in 2010, the Foundation responded. We were able to raise over $15,000 to aid the efforts of the American Red Cross.
Housing and other structures were in such short supply, the National FOP Foundation responded. We raised money for several 8-person prefabricated shelters and sent them directly to Haiti for those people who had no housing. The National FOP Foundation does its best to respond where there is a need.
Over the past few years we have had floods in states like Rhode Island, Tennessee, Ohio, Indiana, Texas and so many more. The FOP Foundation responded in each case.
The great flood in middle Tennessee affected our officers in a major way. There were 42 counties affected by this flood. We were there on the ground helping these officers who had been displaced by this flood with food, supplies, housing, and all the other necessities they needed. These officers gave selflessly of their time to help others.
"Our lodge received funding when several of our officers had their homes flooded during a time of severe rainstorms that hit our area. We appreciate the National FOP Foundation." - Christopher M. Balbo, Lodge Secretary, Highland Indiana
Critical Incident Programs
Our country is a different place than it was 20 years ago. We have more crime and hatred on the streets than ever before. Because of this, it is more important than ever to fund scholarships for Critical Incident Programs. Most local lodges cannot afford the cost to receive this important training. Please consider a donation to the FOP Foundation because every officer should have the opportunity to be fully educated.
With the help of the FOP Foundation, law enforcement officers are able to receive this training from the Grand Lodge through our scholarship program.