November 6, 2012


Disaster-Relief Fund Created by Police Unions to Aid Cops


The five city Police Department unions are establishing a disaster-relief fund to provide immediate aid to police officers whose homes were wrecked or who suffered other economic loss due to Hurricane Sandy.

More than 1,500 NYPD members have been hurt by the storm. "Like many members of our community, these officers have lost their homes, automobiles, clothes and are displaced," said Roy Richter, president of the Captains Endowment Association. "The difference between members of the NYPD and others directly affected is that our members still have to go to work to protect our city and leave their families many times to fend for themselves."

Contributions can be made to the New York Police Disaster Relief Fund, 233 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10279.

Besides the Captains' union, the organizations involved are the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, the Detectives Endowment Association, the Sergeants Benevolent Association and the Lieutenants Benevolent Association.