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La Porte Police Department
News Release
Wednesday, November 01, 2017

More than $71,000 distributed through LPCPAAA Flood Relief Program

Thanks to a generous donation from a La Porte citizen, the La Porte Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LPCPAAA) was able to set up a relief program immediately following Hurricane Harvey. With those funds, the LPCPAAA established a Flood Relief Program designed to provide immediate aid to La Porte Residents and First Responders who had their homes flooded during Hurricane Harvey.

Through the Flood Relief Program, the LPCPAAA provided a $500 gift card to qualified applicants to assist them with any immediate needs they had as a result of the storm. This kind gesture to assist our own community was followed by subsequent gifts from several of La Porte’s star corporate citizens, including the La Porte Rotary Club, Tri-Star Aviation, Doosan Turbomachinery Services, Air Products, Kaneka, and Noltex LLC. Additionally, Beacon Federal Credit Union, La Porte branch, graciously waved the fee for all gift cards allowing one hundred percent of the donated funds to be given to the qualified recipients. In all, more than $71,000 was received and disbursed to citizens and first responders, who suffered a loss from Hurricane Harvey.

Applications for the program were made available to the public from the La Porte Police Department (LPPD). LPPD Officers also went door to door, dropping off applications in some of the harder hit areas within the City Limits. Once the applications were received, a committee formed by the LPCPAAA reviewed the applications focusing on those applicants determined to be in the most need. Once approved, a representative of the La Porte Police Department contacted the recipient and presented them with the gift card.

Although all funds have now been distributed and the program has come to a close, the initiative served as an example of the great things that happen when people come together to help one another.

To learn more about the La Porte Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association please visit their Facebook Page @LaPorteCitizenPoliceAcademyAlumniAssociation. For more information on the many community events and activities provided through the La Porte Police Department, please contact LPPD’s Support Services Division at 281-842-3124.

Pictured (Top Right): Levi Lynn and Sherry Lynn

Pictured (Above Left): Bob Ringel, Sharron Styron, and their grandson Peirre

Pictured above are just two of the many recipients of the Flood Relief Program

 




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