The Houston Police Officer’s Union (HPOU) has sent out a dire request for aid. Hundreds of officers and their families have been displaced by Hurricane Harvey, and tragically Sgt. Steve Perez (a 34-year veteran of the Houston Police) drowned in his patrol car while responding to assist. With the flood waters from Harvey likely to remain for weeks, and with the potential for more rain in the forecast, the recovery efforts in Houston will likely take years instead of months.
With a very long road to recovery ahead, the Houston Police Officer’s Union has requested donations to their 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Assist the Officer) to provide more immediate assistance to their officers that have already lost homes, vehicles, and property. If you are able to assist please go to www.assisttheofficer.com and look for the link to donate under “Harvey Relief.” Donations can be made through PayPal.com or with a Debit/Credit card. In addition, the HPOU Assist the Officer Harvey fund will accept checks to the following address:
Assist the Officer
Attn: Executive Director
1600 State Street
Houston, Texas 77007.