How Your Donation is Helping
The Assist the Deputies Foundation uses donations to help law enforcement families
The Foundation makes contributions monthly to law enforcement families in need throughout the Harris County region. This includes to families effected by disasters, officers and deputies injured on and off the job, and helping with unexpected medical expenses. The Foundation has been there through every disaster to help our law enforcement brothers and sisters through hard times. Though the majority of the ADF's work is done through direct monetary donations, ADF also strive to help law enforcement personnel in mental health crisis, with needed training for departments, and through partnerships with area businesses. The Foundation awards youth scholarship and provides law enforcement volunteer opportunities to the community. This is all done for the service of the Harris County community and in support of area law enforcement. Below are some examples of the ADF making a difference.
ADF sponsors music festival with proceeds going to injured Sgt.
In December 2021, a veteran female sergeant was severely injured by an inmate in the Harris County Jail. In February 2022, ADF partnered with HCDO FOP 39, and Charlie Diggs entertainment to raise money for our injured sister. All proceeds from this event went towards her recovery. The event brought thousands of people who enjoyed great weather, food, music, and more.
Shop with a Cop helps Children during the holidays
The Assist the Deputy Foundation strives to provided area children with holiday gifts through the yearly Shop with a Cop initiative. Through partnership with area school districts, deputies and officers assist local children on Christmas shopping sprees. The volunteers who participate in this program are HCDO FOP 39 union members who state that it is one of the most rewarding experiences they can participate in. We are pleased to be able to contribute to some holiday magic for these children.
Scholarships awards given to children of law enforcement
Through partnerships with area businesses and donations, HCDO FOP 39 and the Assist the Deputies Foundation have been able to award deserving high school graduates with Scholarships. These graduates are the sons and daughters of regional law enforcement personnel who have dedicated their lives to the safety of their community. We are proud to help out these families and to support these future leaders.
Joint Fundraiser held with TAGPOA for two shot in line of duty
Captain Wesley Hensley and Sergeant James Smejkal and others were serving a felony warrant in Houston on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018. Captain Hensley was shot 9 times and is facing a long road to recovery. Sergeant Smejkal was shot in the right hand facing many surgeries and rehab. A BBQ, raffle, and auction was held in their honor in order to aid in their continued recovery.
The Foundation rallies to help families affected by Harvey
The Foundation distributed monetary donations, supplies, and food to the deputies, officers, detention staff, and communication officers that were devastated by the flooding of Hurricane Harvey. Though ADF maintains a small endowment, it distributed every last penny to help the law enforcement community.
The United Sikhs donated $1.2 million dollars worth of remediation and building supplies to the Foundation and HCDO FOP 39 to distribute among first responders in Harris County affected by Hurricane Harvey. The brave men and woman of Harris County law enforcement worked tirelessly to aid their community before, during, and after the worst storm to hit the Texas coast, all while their own families and homes were being ravaged. This generous donation helped hundreds of families start to rebuild. The HCDO Assist the Deputy Foundation continues to work to help law enforcement and their families in the aftermath of disasters.
Nate Murphy with Fred Haas Toyota World generously provided ADF and HCDO with a borrowed pick up truck to help distribute recovery supplies to law enforcement employees.
Alan Helfman of Helfman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram provided a van in order to deliever needed supplies to flood affected law enforcment families.
Dan and Robin Cogdell made a generous gift to HCSO and ADF to help in the flood recovery efforts. Their personal gift was integral in directly helping law enforcement personnel and all of the donation went directly to Harvey victims.