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.
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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.