Signal 13 – Call to Action – April 2021 Newsletter

Thank you for your continued support of the Signal 13 Foundation and the men and women of the Baltimore Police Department. Times have changed for police in Baltimore. It is tougher now than ever before to be a police officer, but the need for a strong police force has never been greater. That is why your support of Baltimore’s Police families is so important.

One of the greatest honors as CEO is talking to the people Signal 13 supports. Whether it is a mother putting 3 kids through college or the wife of a police cadet severely injured in a training exercise, it is their stories that validate the mission of the Signal 13 Foundation.

Congratulations to Baltimore’s newest Police Academy graduates, who are now serving the citizens of Baltimore. The Signal 13 Foundation’s CEO, Nancy Hinds, and President of the Board of Directors, Sean O’Conor had the pleasure of meeting the Class of 20-04 and talking about the benefits of Signal 13 the day before being sworn in.

 

 

Supporting Baltimore Police Families through College Scholarships

The Signal 13 Foundation has expanded its role beyond helping qualified Baltimore City Police Department personnel in times of financial stress by funding college scholarships for the children of active members, both civilian and sworn. Scholarship applications are due April 15, 2021.  Please click here to review, complete and submit the Signal 13 Foundation scholarship application.

 

About the Signal 13 Foundation

The Signal 13 Foundation is an independent nonprofit that is not affiliated with the Baltimore Police Department or the FOP. Every dollar we raise comes from individual donors, foundations, and corporate grants.  Your support is more important than ever to continue our mission. The Baltimore Police Department continues to struggle with the recruitment and retention of qualified police officers.  With your support, the Signal 13 Foundation can help reverse that trend by providing more resources for our first responders.  Retaining qualified and experienced police officers should be a priority for everyone who cares about Baltimore.

We are confident that by working together with our partners and supporters we can make a difference.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

Nancy Hinds
CEO

 

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Nancy Hinds Interviews Wife of Injured Baltimore Police Trainee Cody Ruhling

In this video, Lauren Ruhling is interviewed by Signal 13’s CEO, Nancy Hinds. Her husband Cody Ruhling, a 29-year-old Baltimore City Police Trainee and U.S. military member (USMC & MD Army Guard) with one post 9-11 OEF to Afghanistan sustained life-threatening brain injuries during a police training accident.  Lauren describes how Cody is recovering from his injuries and how groups like the Signal 13 Foundation and the FOP are doing to help.

 

To donate to Cody and the Ruhling Family to help with living expenses during his recovery and to other police families like them, please click here

About the Signal 13 Foundation

The Signal 13 Foundation is an independent nonprofit that is not affiliated with the Baltimore Police Department or the FOP. Every dollar we raise comes from individual donors, foundations, and corporate grants and sponsorships. Your support is more important than ever to continue our mission. We are confident that by working together with our partners and donors like you to provide grant support and scholarships, our efforts will ultimately help with retention and recruitment within the Baltimore Police Department. Together, we can make a difference.

 

Please click below on the donate button and help the Signal 13 Foundation and make a difference in Baltimore police families’ lives

Please click here to subscribe to the Signal 13 – Call to Action Newsletter

 

Please also follow us on Social media: FacebookLinkedIn Twitter, and Youtube.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Signal 13 – Call to Action – February 2021 Newsletter

Thank you for your continued support of the Signal 13 Foundation. 2021 is off to a fast and rewarding start. In January, we experienced just how powerful partnerships can be in changing a man’s life. Sergeant Isaac Carrington is in a wheelchair after he was shot outside his home. He needed a mobility van but could not afford to buy one. Thank you to Board Director Steve Fader of Mile One and Wheels for Change for taking the lead on this project and buying the van with financial support from Signal 13 and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 3. The day Sergeant Carrington received the keys was a special day for everyone involved.

 

 

Every January 9th, Signal 13 pays tribute to our first responders on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. We owe a debt of gratitude to the brave men and women of the Baltimore Police Department who risk their lives to protect us. Signal 13 proudly stands with Baltimore’s Police families. Thank you to Commissioner Harrison for supporting Signal 13 and sending this powerful video to members of the department.

 

About the Signal 13 Foundation

The Signal 13 Foundation is an independent nonprofit that is not affiliated with the Baltimore Police Department or the FOP. Every dollar we raise comes from individual donors, foundations, and corporate grants and sponsorships. Your support is more important than ever to continue our mission. We are confident that by working together with our partners and donors like you to provide grant support and scholarships, our efforts will ultimately help with retention and recruitment within the Baltimore Police Department. Together, we can make a difference.

 

Please click below on the donate button and help the Signal 13 Foundation and make a difference in Baltimore police families’ lives

Please click here to subscribe to the Signal 13 – Call to Action Newsletter

 

Please also follow us on Social media: Facebook, LinkedIn Twitter, and Youtube.

 

Thank you for your support.

Nancy Hinds
CEO

Signal 13 – Call to Action – December 2020 Newsletter

Thank you for supporting the Signal 13 Foundation. It has been a successful year for the Foundation despite the many challenges of 2020. Your incredible support helped make this year’s crab feast the most successful one yet; provided college scholarships for 48 aspiring young adults; and supported Baltimore Police families with $40,000 in financial hardship grants, including for four police officers shot in the line of duty. The Signal 13 Foundation continues to do important work thanks to you.

So much for annual traditions. Our popular crab feast pivoted from in-person to virtual and we did not miss a beat. Thank you to our sponsors who quickly lined up and helped us raise more than $130,000 for grants and scholarships. Bo Brooks in Canton steamed 92 bushels of crabs with the majority being donated back to the police. Thank you to event Co-Chairs Barb Clapp and Sean O’Conor and the event fundraising committee – Steve Sibel, Bill Hooper, Michael Bronfein, Michael McDaniel and Marc Gentile.

Although their college experience is a little different this year, Signal13’s scholarship recipients are getting ready to take on the world as the next generation of leaders. This year, because of you, we were able to grant $112,000 in scholarships which are providing a leg-up for so many Baltimore Police families. The daughter of a 25-year veteran of the force is grateful for the support. Megan Krull is majoring in business administration at Liberty University in Virginia. Megan says support from Signal 13 “is a huge relief and lessens the burden of paying for college.” She will graduate in May. Congratulations Megan!

In October, we told you the story of Sergeants Isaac Carrington and Bill Shiflett and how Signal 13 helped them after they were shot. Sergeant Shiflett is back at work, but Sergeant Carrington has a long road to recovery. He is in a wheelchair and slowly adjusting to his new life. Signal 13 is proud to partner with Board Director Steven Fader, Mile One, Wheels for Change, and the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 3 to buy Sergeant Carrington a mobility van so he can be more independent. We will share more about Sergeant Carrington’s recovery in the coming months.

As the new CEO of the Signal 13 Foundation, I am humbled by your support for this amazing organization. You make everything we do possible. Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for continuing to support the Signal 13 Foundation and Baltimore’s Police families.

Signal13 – Call to Action – October 2020 Newsletter

We are proud to present you with the first-ever Signal 13 Foundation e-newsletter. In the future, you can expect to hear from us on a regular basis about the important work we do to support Baltimore Police families thanks to your support.

Today, we’re sharing the story of Sergeants Bill Shiflett and Isaac “Ike” Carrington. The Signal 13 Foundation is proud to know these brave men who were shot in the summer of 2019.  Their lives are forever changed but Signal 13 was able to help with their recoveries because of your generous donation. Together, we can make a difference.

Thank you for your support.