This evening Columbus Division of Police Ofc Pete Casuccio (5 Precinct, South Linden) educated us on some of the challenges South Linden faces and how groups like Starfish Assignment can help to make a difference. Ofc Casuccio is a compelling speaker and a compassionate man. One of the projects Starfish will helping Ofc Casuccio with this is Cops and Barbers, an event he started with his friend Rob, who is a barber by trade. Rob and Pete join their professions to provide kids with fresh haircuts and new school supplies, setting them up for success as they begin a new school year. Stay tuned for more details, including how you'll be able to lend a hand!
Please join us next month, when our guest speaker will be Ofc Ed Chung (19 Precinct, Hilltop), who will talk to us about his experiences on the front lines of the drug wars. Ofc Chung has used Narcan to save the lives of 46 people. Our meeting is on Wednesday, February 20 at 6:30 at Panera, 877 Bethel Rd, Columbus. We hope to see you there!