We met up with Bosque Farms Police Department as they were holding a mental health awareness class. We are partnering with them to help establish A Helping Hand Project in their community to help the vulnerable. We got to meet excellent law enforcement personnel from Santa Fe Police Department, UNM Police Department and Valencia County Sheriffs Department!
We were told a story that an officer responding to a call for a welfare check and found a young child in need. The child had no bed, dresser and few clothes. The officer paid out of his own pocket $500! To help the child and purchased the items he needed. He even brought them to the house and set them up.
Officers shared their stories of helping others and the lack of services or ability to help more. There is difficulty getting to treatment in the outskirts of Albuquerque when you have no means or money for transportation to your appointment. Often times you are left to the mercy of your illness. Officers go out with people on regular bases that have no money to pay for their medications or have a means to obtain them. They spoke of times when people have not eaten for a few days and providing them with a simple meal helped more than we can imagine.
A Helping Hand Project is for these people. Thank you for your donations to help the vulnerable population in our community.
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