Non-profit groups in North Texas say they have raised almost $10 million dollars for the families of five police officers who were killed in Downtown Dallas July 7.
The Assist the Officer Foundation has raised more than $5 million. The foundation has chapters across the country to help officers and families who are injured or killed in the line of duty.
Billy Bob’s Texas held a concert to raise money for families a few weeks after the shooting. The concert raised $250,000, WBAP reports.
“It was just the least we could do,” says Billy Bob’s Chris Spinks. “We also have a lot of employees here who donated their time and effort and were reaching out to collect items for a silent auction. It just seems like everybody pulled together.”
Spinks says an agent in Nashville contacted Billy Bob’s after
The Dallas Morning News reports a fundraiser set up by the Dallas Mavericks to let two people watch a game with Mark Cuban raised $50,000. The Dallas Cowboys raised $17,000 by offering dinner with Tony Romo and Jason Garrett.