Donations from across the country are pouring in to the Houston Police Officers’ Union for members of the force whose lives were changed by Hurricane Harvey.
More than 500 Houston Police officers have been affected by flooding and more than 100 of them have completely lost their homes, according to the union.
Many people are donating food, water, clothing and other everyday items in person, but money can be sent as well to AssistTheOfficer.com. One hundred percent of the proceeds goes to officers and their families in critical need of help.
“We’ve been blessed to send this out to other agencies as well,” Griffith told Fox News.
Donations are now being sent to police departments near Corpus Christi and Rockport. Griffith said the storm destroyed the homes of all five police officers in the Port Aransas department.
Hurricane Harvey has been very difficult for Houston police, along with many other agencies. Some officers have still not gone home, they work mandatory 12-hour shifts and many have to clean up their flooded home in between. They’ve also dealt emotionally with the death of Sgt. Steve Perez. But they’re hanging in there with support from the community.