IMPACT IN THE COMMUNITY
Public Safety Chaplaincy's Community Assistance fund has been used to support a number of families in the local community. Below are only a few of the many stories about the impact PSC has had in the Northwest Oregon area.
A Positive Police Interaction
Last week I encountered a mother and her daughter, who has autism. During my contact with the mother, I learned her children haven’t had a lot of positive interactions with the police because of their father. She told me they always assume something bad has happened when they see a police officer. I had shown her kids my police car, so she was thankful for making it a positive experience. I learned the mom needed a new car seat because her daughter pulls the straps when she is overstimulated. Using the Fred Meyer gift cards provided by you, I was able to purchase a new car seat for this family. The Fred Meyer was also helpful and contributed to the purchase.
Thanks for all you do and for providing us with the opportunity to assist in helping this family.
A Police Officer
A Place to Rest
I wanted to let you know that I used some gift cards last night on an apartment fire. The two occupants could not occupy their apartment after the fire.
We were able to get them into a hotel (with the help of the Red Cross) and used our funds to get them fed and in a place where they could get some clothes.
Chaplain Hillsboro Fire & Police
Car Seat Purchased
One of our officers was able to help a father with two kids. The older child was not in a booster seat. Dad mentioned ‘no money due to car equipment issues’. The officer used the money to help buy a booster seat.
Chaplain CCOM, Molalla Fire & Police
Gladstone officers responded to a report of a suicidal person, male was transported to the local hospital and the female partner was left with no lodging for the night. Officers used the community assistance fund to provide lodging for one evening.
Chaplain Gladstone Police
A Smile Through Their Grief
I responded to a suicide call where my husband and father took his life in the family home. He left his wife and teenage children in grief and shock.
At one point in the five hours I spent with the family, I shared a few Mcdonald's gift cards with the teenagers. It brought a momentary smile in the midst of overwhelming grief.
Chaplain Alex Cross
West Linn Police Department
PUBLIC SAFETY CHAPLAINCY
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