PSC 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 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.

 

Thank you.

Chris Wade
 

Perspective Changed by Kindness

Our Police officers encountered a family who had recently traveled from out of state to Oregon and are living out of their RV. The father is fully employed and will receive their first paycheck this Friday. Their RV was out of fuel and they needed a little help to be able to move their RV and not get a ticket for being illegally parked. The couple has two small children that live with them. We were able to give them a visa card for fuel, and several Fred Meyer cards for groceries, diapers, and wipes. The father was blown away and told us that we had changed his perspective on police officers.

 

Thank you for the chance to bless someone truly needy and help them get back on their feet.

 

Kenny Engelking

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.

Thank you.

Liz Williams
 

Lodging Needed

Gladstone officers responded to a report of a suicidal person,  male was transported to the local hospital and female partner was left with no lodging for the night.  Officers used the community assistance fund to provide lodging for one evening. 

 

Kevin Smith

Chaplain Gladstone Police

A Smile Through Their Grief

 

I responded to a suicide call where 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 McDonalds gift cards with the teenagers. It brought a momentary smile in the midst of overwhelming grief.

 

Chaplain Alex Cross

West Linn Police Department