Local Non-Profit Supporting Area Police
Building the Blue Bridge, a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting the Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee regions in support of our first responders, will be handing out 400 gift bags to five different Police and Sheriff’s Departments the week of May 10th – May 14th in celebration of Police Appreciation Week.
“Having something tangible with support from the community such as a Thank You card filled with goodwill messages and signatures from the community, they serve can be invaluable to law enforcement,” said Nicole Pickens, a volunteer working with Building the Blue Bridge. “It is something that they can keep in their squad cars to refer back when
they have had a difficult call and need a little encouragement.”
The gift bags and lunch will be delivered to each of the following Departments: Walker County Sheriff’s Office May 10 No Lunch; Fort Oglethorpe Police Department May 11 11:00 AM; East Ridge Police Department May 12 11:30 AM; Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office May 13 11:30 AM; Ringgold Police Department May 14 11:30 AM.
As a nonprofit organization, Building the Blue Bridge had to rely on donations from the community and local businesses to make the gift bags possible. The community came together and donated items for the gift bags. Elders Ace Hardware donated 400 small pocket pads and pens that officers use constantly to record information needed from each call. PetSmart, on Gunbarrel Road, donated Kong toys for the K9 officers, toys used as rewards for the many tasks the K9 will perform for each department. Monetary donations were also given to allow for the purchase of the bags and any contents that were needed.
For more information about Build the Blue Bridge, click here.