Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund
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Thank You for Heeding the Call!

It was my honor and privilege to hand-deliver 25 checks to active and retired members of the Santa Rosa Police Department who lost their homes to the fires. Due to the many generous donations made on the behalf of active and retired members of the Santa Rosa Police Department and their families, very giving donors and BALEAF we were able to raise over $39,000.00 in little over a month. It was a pleasure to meet with Chief Schreeder and a wonderful experience working with Retired SRPD Tom Combs on the SRPD RELIEF FUND. We thank each and every person who contributed. We honor our First Responders and their families and their brothers and sisters who support them.

BALEAF (BAY AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE FUND) assists law enforcement members and their families who have experienced a line of duty death, catastrophic event, injury or illness. For more information about BALEAF go to baleaf.org

 

Sincerely,
Kelly Blackwell- Garcia
President of BALEAF

Chief Schreeder, Santa Rosa Police Department, and BALEAF President, Kelly Blackwell-Garcia

What is BALEAF?

 

BALEAF, founded in 1999, provides support to law enforcement families who have experienced a member killed in the line of duty, a loss of life, or a serious injury or illness.

 

BALEAF can provide immediate funding for a range of needs in these difficult circumstances.

 

BALEAF supports all employees of law enforcement agencies within the San Francisco Bay Area and surrounding counties.

 

The BALEAF Board of Directors includes active and retired officers, as well as survivors of members we have lost.

 

BALEAF provides:

 

  • Short term financial assistance
  • Referrals for psychological services, grief support, and spiritual support
  • Educational scholarships

AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2017, BALEAF HAS PROVIDED FUNDING TO 51 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, AS WELL AS TO THE TWIN TOWERS FUND AND THE KATRINA DISASTER RELIEF FUND.  DUE TO THE GENEROSITY OF OUR OUTSTANDING SUPPORTERS, BALEAF HAS, THUS FAR, AWARDED $838,710.00 FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILIES!

President's Message

As President of BALEAF, I am honored to introduce our newest Board Director and survivor, Katie Beverly. 
Katie is the daughter of San Francisco Police Department Sergeant Code Beverly Jr., who was killed in the line of duty, and his partner wounded, as they walked down the street at 20th & Valencia Streets on January 28th, 1972 by a suspect who opened fire on them with a rifle from a window above them. Code never made it home from the hospital. Katie said, "I remember that day like it was yesterday.  My Mom, who has also since passed away, came up the stairs, and didn't know I was in the hallway.  She sat down on the stairs and said, 'How am I going to tell the girls?'  She did not think about herself; she only thought about my sister, Judy, and me.  When you are in a crisis, losing your loved ones in the line of duty, by serious injury or by illness, some people do not think about themselves."

 

When asked why she wanted to be a part of BALEAF, Katie said, "I heard about BALEAF through Marilyn Rosekind, another survivor and an Associate Member of the BALEAF Board.  I have been looking for somewhere to volunteer, and this was something that I felt I would really be able to put some of my education experiences to good use.  BALEAF is there to help by being supportive with financial help, counseling, and miscellaneous other ways.  I am hoping that by being on the Board of Directors of BALEAF, that I can help assist law enforcement members and their families."

 

Katie has two children, Jerry and Jennifer, and two grandchildren, Landon and Tinton.  She loves to take the peaceful drive up north to Chico to visit them, since they both live there.  She enjoys spending time with her three dogs, her horse, Paris, and doing photography.  Her horse is young, and she hopes by next summer, to be able to "hit the road" and compete with her in rodeos!

 

We could not be happier to have Katie on our team and part of the BALEAF Family....helping Law Enforcement Families in a time of need! ?

 

Sincerely,

Kelly Blackwell-Garcia
President of BALEAF
Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund

Combined Charities

BALEAF is proud to announce that the San Francisco Police Department participated in a City-wide combined charities campaign, with over 50 other City agencies. SFPD was the top contributor, and BALEAF was the number one charity that SFPD members had selected.  As President of BALEAF I am so very proud.  On behalf of the BALEAF Board of Directors, we thank you!

 

The BALEAF Board of Directors wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year.  Because of the generosity of the members of the San Francisco Police Department, BALEAF will be able to provide financial assistance to many more of our law enforcement families who need the support.

 

Sincerely,

Kelly Blackwell-Garcia

President

Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Congratulations to our 2017 BALEAF Scholarship Award recipients.

Brittani Alyssa Garrison has been awarded the 2017 Officer Michael J. Katherman Memorial Scholarship, and John Imobersteg has been awarded the 2017 BALEAF Memorial Scholarship.

 

Information and applications for the 2018 BALEAF Scholarship Awards will be Posted here January/February 2018 . 

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS VS. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES

 

The Golden State Warriors Organization has partnered with BALEAF to present 2018’s Local Heroes Night! BALEAF will be the beneficiary of a portion of tickets sold to this game on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Oakland Oracle Arena.  Please join us as the Warriors take on the Minnesota Timberwolves!

 

Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund (BALEAF)
P.O. Box 31764
San Francisco, CA 94131-0764
Phone No.: 415-837-0875
Fax No.: 415-392-6273

Email: baleaf1025@gmail.com

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