2019 Community Programs

 

Total Funds Committed to Our Community Programs during 2019 were approximately $58,400

 

Members voted $300 to sponsor Ansley Byrum at the Jr Law Enforcement Academy in Paulding Co.

 

Donated $300 to Jon Davis for his Eagle Scout Project (March 2019)

 

Sponsored Luncheon for Cobb Explorer Post Regional Meet with approximately 150 Explorers in attendance (March 2019) $600

 

Donated $500 to the annual Blue Knights Chapter 7 Law Ride on April 27, 2019

 

Made a donation of $100 to the Sgt. Steve Reeves Golf Tournament (fallen Cobb Co. Police Officer) to raise money to assist his son, Clint Reeves. Tournament will be June 28th at St Andrews in Winston, GA. (June 2019)

 

Made a $300 donation to the "Shoot for the Horizon" program to benefit special needs children sponsored by Acworth PD (August 2019)

 

Made a $300 donation to the Shriners Hospitals in memory of Lodge Member Cathy Shrodes (Aug 2019)

 

Members voted a $300 sponsorship to the Paulding Co. PB Ritch Jr LE Academy. (Aug 2019)

 

Law Enforcement Memorial (Marietta, GA) - $500 - This event was held May 2019 to remember our fallen Officers in Cobb County.

 

Donated $300 to Heartland Hospice Cares "Camp Caring Hearts (Sept 2019)

 

Back to School Supplies (September 2019) - spent $4,000 on school supplies to distribute to our schools.

 

We provided school supplies to each of the listed schools:

  • Oak Grove Elementary, Clark Creek Elementary, R.M Moore Elementary, Hasty Elementary, Woodstock Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Arnold Mill Elementary and Bascomb Carmel Elementary in Cherokee County.

  • Hiram Elementary, Baggett Elementary, Nebo Elementary, Dugan Elementary and Dallas Elementary in Paulding County.

  • Sweetwater Elementary, Lithia Springs Elementary, Bright Star Elementary, Burnett Elementary and Factory Shoals Elementary in Douglas County.

  • Austell Elementary, Compton Elementary, Birney Elementary, Clarkdale Elementary, Clay Elementary, Kennesaw Methodist Children's Academy, Milford Elementary, Riverside Elementary K-1, Riverside Elementary 2-5, and Powders Springs Elementary in Cobb County

 

Community Outreach Program - $2,200 spent. This program purchased promotional items to be given to the community at various events during 2019.

 

Thanksgiving Food Baskets (November 2019 - $2,250 spent)

 

Each year our lodge distributes Thanksgiving Food Bags to those in need. This year the bags have been distributed to elementary schools in Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas and Cherokee. 120 Food Baskets were delivered to the following schools:

  • Cherokee County - Arnold Mill Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Woodstock Elementary, Bascomb Carmel Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, Hasty Elementary and R.M. Moore Elementary.

  • Cobb County – Compton Elementary, Birney Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Riverside Primary, Lindley Middle School, Sanders Elementary and Milford Elementary.

  • Douglas County – Annette Winn Elementary, Beulah Elementary, Eastside Elementary, North Douglas Elementary and Lithia Springs Elementary.

  • Paulding County - Nebo Elementary, Baggett Elementary, Hiram Elementary, Dugan Elementary and Dallas Elementary.

 

Thanksgiving Food Sponsor (November 2019 - $500 spent) - Lodge 13 once again joined forces with Sweetwater Mission in Austell to provide a Thanksgiving meal to 50 needy families in Cobb & Douglas County. In addition to a Turkey these families will also get one weeks' worth of groceries as part of the "Let's Talk Turkeys" program.

 

Through our Golf Tournament Fundraiser in September, Lodge 13 in partnership with the Cobb Co. Community Police Unit paid off $5,000 of outstanding charges in the county wide School Reduced Lunch Program. Paid off accounts in 27 schools. (November 2019)

 

School Lunch Program – (12/4/2019) Because of the generous donation from Patak Meat Products in Austell, we were able to make an additional donation of $5,000.00 to the Cobb County School Lunch Program to pay off outstanding school lunch fees. Paid off accounts in 15 schools (December 2019)

 

Afternoon with Santa – sponsored a Day with Santa at the Lodge and served 120+ Public Safety Children with toys, crafts and pictures with Santa, hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks and a marshmallow roast. Total spent was approximately $1,500. December 15, 2019

 

Christmas Food Baskets (December 2019) - spent $2,250 on this program. Lodge 13 continues its tradition of delivering food baskets to those in need via our local schools. This year 120 food bags have been distributed between Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas and Paulding County Schools. Food Baskets were delivered to the following schools:

  • Cherokee County - Arnold Mill Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Woodstock Elementary, Bascomb Carmel Elementary, Oak Grove Elementary, Hasty Elementary and R.M. Moore Elementary.

  • Paulding County - Hiram Elementary, Dallas Elementary, Baggett Elementary, Dugan Elementary and Nebo Elementary.

  • Cobb County – Milford Elementary, Birney Elementary, Sanders Elementary, Riverside Primary, Riverside Intermediate and Compton Elementary.

  • Douglas County – Annette Winn Elementary, Bright Star Elementary, Burnett Elementary, Factory Shoals Elementary and Sweetwater Elementary.

 

FOP Cops & Kids Program - Our program provided Christmas to 202 kids who shopped with Police Officers and Deputies at the Target Store on the East/West Connector and Austell Rd. $28,000 was spent on the children. 12/18/19

 

FOP Cops & Kids Program - Our program shopped with 32 kids, most from the Calvary Children's Home, and provided gift cards for four kids that were unable to attend - 12/19/19 $4,200 was spent on the children.

Community Outreach

Our members serve with Cobb PD, Cobb SO, Marietta PD, Smyrna PD, Powder Springs PD, Austell PD, Douglas Co. SO, Atlanta PD,

Norfolk Southern RR PD, Acworth PD, Cherokee SO, Paulding SO, Sandy Springs PD, East Point PD, Woodstock PD, Kennesaw PD,

Kennesaw State University Police and Georgia Tech PD 

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