Lemonade stands and an online fundraising campaign are just some of the ways Brookhaven residents are raising money to use to show appreciation for the city’s police department.
The outpouring of support for the Brookhaven Police Department over the weekend follows the deadly shooting of five Dallas Police officers as they worked to protect marchers who were protesting recent killings of two African-American men by white officers in Baton Rouge, La., and Minnesota.
A gofundme.com online campaign has raised more than $760 in just one day.
“This account has been established to collect funds which will be used to show our appreciation to the Brookhaven, GA police department. Further details will be provided as soon as they have been approved by the Brookhaven PD. The goal is to provide periodic meals, host neighborhood/police events, or other similar things which remind these great officers how much they are appreciated by their community,” states a message with the online fundraiser.
In Ashford Park on Duke Road, neighborhood children raised more than $650 by selling lemonade. This money will also go toward a police department appreciation dinner.
Teared up a little over this response!! Some things we can not change, but we can always find a way to make a bad thing better!! Hats off to Brookhaven, a city that cares when it counts!!–Tom Reilly
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