I was very happy to be able to hand deliver 24 checks to members of the Santa Rosa Police Department and the Sonoma County Deputy Sheriffs Department who are victims of the NorCal fires and our Local Heroes on March 1st, 2018. Together, BALEAF, Dell, Google and private donors generously donated and we were able to raise an additional $12,000.00 for law-enforcement members and their families in a time of need.
As always we appreciate your ongoing support of our organization!
Sincerely, Kelly Blackwell Garcia
President of BALEAF
SFPD Sergeant Stephanie Long / BALEAF Executive Director, Kenton Lewis / Dell Fundraising, and Steve Rakoski / President of the Santa Rosa Police Officers Association with members of the Santa Rosa Police Officers Association at check presentation with BALEAF President Kelly Blackwell-Garcia.
Kenton Lewis, Steve Rakowski, and Kelly Blackwell-Garcia
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
Kelly Blackwell- Garcia
President of BALEAF
Chief Schreeder, Santa Rosa Police Department, and BALEAF President, Kelly Blackwell-Garcia
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.
AS OF DECEMBER 1, 2018, BALEAF HAS PROVIDED FUNDING TO 58 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 $982,970.00 FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILIES!
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!
Bay Area Law Enforcement Assistance Fund
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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