Local Fundraiser for MN Police Officer’s Families
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With spaghetti, meatballs and lots of other fun local emergency responders rose money for police offices and their families in times of need.
There was dinner, raffle and door prizes along with a silent auction at Mr. D’s to raise at least $2,000 dollars.
“We’re happy with anything that we do,” Lodge 9 of the Fraternal Order of Police President Chris Shovein said.
All to financially help police officers and their families when tragedy, illness or death strikes.
“There’s bills to pay, there’s mortgages, kids need to go to college,” Duluth Police Officer Craig Lindberg said.
“This is one of those things that we hope we never have to do but it’s an unfortunate reality of our job you know,” said Shovein. “We understand that and we wanna be there however we can.”
Sponsored by the Lodge 9 of the Fraternal Order of Police the event also helped to raise money to provide more tactical training and coping skills while on the job.
“So we can bring in some training that we don’t have to charge anybody for,” said Shovein. “We can just sponsor and give to our officers and their families to help make them stronger, help support them in any ways they need.”
Fundraising is not the only draw.
The spaghetti feed was also a great way for emergency personnel to get together and network.
“We can also share training opportunities and ideas for training, what works and what doesn’t work,” said Lindberg.