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News Articles and Links:
Police, Firefighters Bring Gifts to Kids in Ferguson, St Louis Post Dispatch Article, Stltoday.com, December 16, 2014.
St. Louis Police Wives Association supporting officers in need, KPLR Channel 11, November 26, 2014.
St. Louis Police Wives Association supporting officers in need, Fox News Channel 2, November 26, 2014.
Records Reveal Divide on Ferguson Police Tactics, ABC News, November 20, 2014. – This article explains the officers’ appreciation of our service to them in Ferguson during this period of unrest in St Louis.
Wives of police officers collecting donations ahead of grand jury announcement, KMOV Channel 4, November 12, 2014.
In her own words: Police wife on Ferguson, KSDK Channel 5, November 12, 2014.
Wives of two police officers on how Ferguson has affected them, KMOV Channel 4, November 11, 2014.
ONE DAY DRIVE Press Release., shared via electronic social media and private pages. November 5, 2014. – One-day Press Release (Fenton community donation food drive)
Police Wives Seek Donations For Officers In Ferguson, FM NewsTalk 97.1 website, October 31, 2014.
Ferguson police officers urgently need our help, American Thinker Blog page, October 31, 2014.
Police Wives Seek Donations for Officers in Ferguson, KSDK Channel 5, October 30, 2014.
Police Officers’ Wives Collect Food for Ferguson Duty, CBS Local, KMOX radio, October 30, 2014.
As Protests Continue, Police Families Feel Strain, St Louis Public Radio website, October 27, 2014.
St Louis Police Wives Associations Seeks Donations, YouTube feed, October 26, 2014.
SLPWA Spokesperson, Hope Jones, conducted an interview with Fox 2 News, about our initiatives for Police Officers during the continued crisis in Ferguson and the St Louis Region. It aired on October 22, 2014, click here to view it.
Immediate Release Article from SLPWA, On St Louis Police Officers Association, FOP 15, October 22, 2014.
Support Grows for Darren Wilson, CNN, September 8, 2014.
Support Grows for Officer, Fox2, August 20, 2014.
UPDATED: Ferguson, MO: Police Wives Association Request Help, The Silvercreek Tribune Newspaper (website link) out of Pearland Texas, August 20, 2014.
Police Wife Assistance Needed, KSDK Channel 5, August 18, 2014.
Police Wives Show Support for Ferguson Police, Police: The Law Enforcement Magazine, Community for Cops website, August 18, 2014.
Statement from SLPWA, posted in the St Louis Post Dispatch, August 17, 2014.
Heroes Behind the Badge Documentary Airing in St Louis MO, Fox2, January 16, 2013
Documentary of Police Officers, KMOV Channel 4, January 16, 2013.
Officers Fallen in the Line of Duty Documentary, KSDK Channel 5, January 11, 2013.
Press Releases made by SLPWA
We submitted a Press Release, October 17, 2014. (Sent to a variety of news and reporting agencies). Read below.
ST. LOUIS POLICE WIVES’ ASSOCIATION SEEKS DONATIONS AS SUPPLIES NEAR DEPLETION
Organization Works to Provide Ongoing Support to Local Police Officers During Times of Crisis
ST. LOUIS, MO (Oct 17, 2014) … The St. Louis Police Wives’ Association (SLPWA), which exists to provide support to local police offers and their families in times of need, has been serving 600 meals a day to officers around the clock, seven days a week, since mid-August. Resources are now nearing depletion, leaving the organization unable to proactively prepare should additional instances of wide spread civil disobedience occur.
“When the command posts are activated, officers are placed on mandatory 12-hour shifts with little time off,” commented Hope Jones, spokesperson for the St. Louis Police Wives Association. “When on duty, officers are unable to break their line to get food or even use the bathroom. Making sure our officers have food in their stomachs and the support they need to ensure the safety of as many of our areas citizens as possible is currently our priority.”
The SLPWA is seeking snack items, such as sunflower seeds, nuts, beef jerky and trail mix that officers can easily fit into vest or cargo pockets so they can carry what they can with them to help sustain them throughout the day. The organization is also in need of energy drinks (most requested items by officers), Visa gift cards that can be used at any restaurant or grocery store, and monetary donations that can to used to purchase whatever is needed, when it is needed, such as antibacterial wipes, Band-Aids and food supplies.
Area residents interested in investing in local officers and the safety of the St. Louis area are encouraged to either make a monetary donation through the SLPWA’s website at www.stlpolicewives.org, or drop off energy drinks, individually packaged snacks and Visa gift cards at one of two drop off sites. These include the Ferguson Fire House at 200 S. Florissant RD. and Third Baptist Church at 620 N. Grand M-F 9am-4pm and Saturday Oct 18th from 9-12. Questions regarding donations can be answered by calling 314-625-0781.
In addition to providing meals, supplies, drinks and whatever else an officer or his/her family needs during times of crisis, the SLPWA members help connect families to counselors, provide babysitting services for one another and offer much needed emotional support. To learn more about the work of the St. Louis Police Wives’, call 314-625-3504, visit www.stlpolicewives.org, or find them on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @stlpolicewives.
The St. Louis Police Wives’ Association is composed of wives, mothers, sisters and widows of active and retired St. Louis area Police Officers, who as a group, have bonded together to assist injured officers, as well as police families, in times of need and family crisis. Our services include financial assistance, scholarships, memorial gifts, family support, family activities and volunteer service at fundraisers.
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We submitted a Press Release, to a variety of news and reporting agencies, as of Sunday August 17, 2014. Read below:
Our Police Wives Association is composed of wives, moms, sisters, and widows. Our mission is to assist injured officers as well as police families in the time of need. Due to the unfortunate crisis in Ferguson, please understand that our officers are working very diligently, and are committed to protect and serve our communities. Our hearts go out to the Brown family, and officer Wilson and his family. Any loss of life is devastating. We would like to raise awareness of the profound effect the situation has on the officers and their families. Every day they kiss their loved ones goodbye with hope of returning home after their shifts. Each time they put on their uniform they place their lives in danger. We have been overwhelmed and honored with the support of the public when we have been in times of crisis. If you would like to make a donation to assist the officers working in Ferguson please visit www.eventbrite.com and search for St. Louis Police Wives Association, or visit our website at Home – St Louis Police Wives’ Association.