Durham Police Employees Support Area Non-Profits
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Video Clip – Inv. Brandon Riley: https://bit.ly/2A0yIFT
Families and non-profits in our community are depending on human services now, perhaps more than any time
in recent history. DPD is proud to have recently raised more than $10,000 for the Autism Society of North
Carolina and to be a supporter of two campaigns currently in progress across the state – #SONC Virtual Torch
Run and #NAMIWalks NC.
Recently representatives from the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) personally thanked Chief Cerelyn
Davis and employees (officers and non-sworn) for holding an awareness, education and charitable-giving
campaign that raised $10, 475 dollars to boost ASNC’s annual fundraising campaign.
“The more awareness we can spread the more safe they [autistic children] will be,” states ANSC
Communications Director David Laxton. “It creates a strong partnership because now more people know that
the Autistic Society of North Carolina is there for them. We can’t thank [DPD] enough for making sure people
have heard that message.”
Special Olympics of North Carolina (SONC). In addition, at last check DPD was in first place in the state for funds
raised by agencies and groups participating in the Special Olympics North Carolina’s (SONC) Keep the Hope
Virtual Torch Run. So far, DPD has raised more than $7,000 for Special Olympics this year.
The cancellation of DPD’s annual spring DPD Cops on Tops campaigns due to COVID-19, prevented outreach and
fundraisers benefitting law enforcement Torch Run and other Special Olympics programs. To demonstrate DPD’s
dedication to the cause, department administrators approved employees’ requests to extend the department’s
beard amnesty fundraising promotion to inspire employees to contribute to the Special Olympics campaign.
DPD’s Keep the Hope Virtual Torch Run campaign officially ends next Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Here’s how the
community can support the Special Olympics cause - https://bit.ly/3cSVFJe.
National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI). DPD’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) participated in promotions to
help bolster support for NAMI Walks Your Way North Carolina promotions, the nation’s largest series of mental
health awareness and fundraising events. NAMIWalks was a virtual experience on May 30 that was joined by
NAMIWalks across the country.