Eagle & Badge Blotter - January 2012
2011 was a busy year for the Eagle & Badge Foundation, with several deserving charities and causes receiving attention from the Foundation during the year’s last few months.
Desert Refuge for Peace Officers
The Foundation made a financial contribution to help this facility built on five acres of desert solitude near Joshua Tree, California. It is a place of hospitality, healing and solitude for law enforcement personnel and their families, as well as returning military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan. Desert Refuge offers them a place where they can gather strength and support for dealing with the stress and crises of life and job. Desert Refuge is currently raising funds to build a non-denominational chapel.
Pacific Area Boosters Association
The Eagle & Badge Foundation was very happy to support the Pacific Area Boosters Association’s 5th Annual "Winter Wonderland" Toy Drive in December at the LAPD Pacific Station. The Foundation’s support helped provide toys and food baskets for the less fortunate during the party with Santa.
LAPD Cadet Program
The LAPD Cadet Program helps instill discipline, leadership, academic excellence and life-skills in its youth participants. It also seeks to empower students to maximize their personal, scholastic and life potential. The Foundation was a proud supporter of this program.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
For a third year now, the Foundation supported the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund’s November walk at Dodger Stadium. The Foundation was very glad to support the JDRF’s fundraising efforts to benefit important research to one day help find a cure for juvenile diabetes, which affects many children.
Rampart Boosters Golf Tournament
The Foundation supported the 2nd Annual Rampart Golf Tournament at Angeles National Golf Club, which raised funds for the Rampart Boosters, Station Fund and USC Norris Cancer Center.
The Eagle & Badge Foundation was also proud to assist an LAPD officer whose wife suffered severe injuries caused by a fall. Because of the injuries, she needed constant assistance and ongoing physical therapy. In conjunction with funds from the Tichi Wilkerson Kassel Movement Therapy Foundation and a major donation by Flexiciser, International, the Foundation assisted by providing a Flexiciser Physical Movement Therapy Device with flex grips, leg straps and mats for their home. Flexiciser installed the equipment, provided training and will continue to monitor her progress.
The Eagle & Badge Foundation looks forward to assisting many more individuals and community organizers in the new year!
(Editor’s note: See page 18 for a profile of Desert Refuge for Peace Officers.)