BENEFITING: CONCERNS OF POLICE SURVIVORS
EVENT DATE: Sep 07, 2013
Samantha Lee wrote -
What is the Dallas 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb?
Fulfilling their promise to “NEVER FORGET,” firefighters and police officers from North Texas and beyond meet annually to honor the memory and sacrifice of their brothers and sisters who have died in the line of duty. After donning their protective gear or duty equipment, participants climb a total of 110 stories - symbolizing the trek to the top of the former World Trade Center Towers. Dallas’ Stair Climb is among a growing number of events held around the world to commemorate the events of September 11th.
Our team is taking monetary pledges for Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS). Each year, between 140 and 160 officers are killed in the line of duty and their families and co-workers are left to cope with the tragic loss. C.O.P.S. provides resources to help them rebuild their shattered lives. C.O.P.S. programs for survivors include the National Police Survivors' Conference held each May during National Police Week, scholarships, peer-support at the national, state, and local levels, "C.O.P.S. Kids" counseling reimbursement program, the "C.O.P.S. Kids" Summer Camp, "C.O.P.S. Teens" Outward Bound experience for young adults, special retreats for spouses, parents, siblings, adult children, in-laws, and co-workers, trial and parole support, and other assistance programs.
Donations are tax deductible. You can click on a certain team member or the General Fund (below) to donate. Either way, your donation goes to support the families of fallen brothers.
To learn more about this amazing organization, please visit their website at www.nationalcops.org.