Law Enforcement and the Community Come Together To Help Those Less Fortunate
Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
We work with law enforcement officers who identify needs in the areas they serve. When an officer encounters someone in need through the course of their duties, they contact us and we work together to come up with the best solution for the situation. Whether it's helping to fix someone's brakes so they can get to work, getting food and clothing to a family in crisis, filling an empty home with furniture, or providing emergency housing to someone who needed to leave a situation quickly, we try to step in and provide help in a way that the officers themselves would do if they had the means, time, and connections.
Supporters can “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or sign up for our email list. When an officer contacts us, we’ll get the word out. We adapt our responses to meet the requirements of the people who need help, and the officers stay involved throughout the process.
Our primary purpose as an organization is to help people in need, and by partnering with law enforcement officers, we find we’re often able to reach people other charities might not, particularly hard-working people going through tough times.
Our secondary purpose is to help bring the police and the community closer together. We want to show the public that the overwhelming majority of police officers go to work every day to try to make a difference. When people have negative opinions about law enforcement, we are all less safe.
The final purpose we have is to act as a civilian support for our partner agencies during times of crisis or after a critical incident. We've found that often people want to do things for officers during these times but do not know what to do or how to contact them. It is a privilege to act as a trusted agent on their behalf. In addition, it is an honor for us to give back to the officers when they need us.
Please join us as we work to help others while supporting the relationships our law enforcement agencies have with their communities. We are funded by contributions from the community and businesses; the agencies we work with do not donate money to our support efforts. We currently do not have any employees, but we are hoping to change that soon, as we believe we'll be able to help more people if have at least one dedicated Starfish employee.