Signal 13 – A Call to Action – March Newsletter
Our hearts are full at the Signal 13 Foundation. The outpouring of support for fallen Baltimore City Police Officer Keona Holley has been overwhelming to say the least. More than $140,000 in donations have come in from counties across Maryland and around the country, many with heartfelt notes of support for Officer Holley’s family and the men and women of the Baltimore Police Department. Officer Holley made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the citizens of Baltimore, and she will never be forgotten for her service.
One Night, Three Baltimore Restaurants, and Simultaneous Events to Remember
On February 6th, hundreds came out to pay tribute to Officer Holley and raise money for her four children. The events were held at three popular restaurants in Baltimore – The Bygone, Little Havana, and Jimmy’s Famous Seafood. Jimmy’s also raised money for the three firefighters who died in the line of duty. The money raised at the events will help support Officer Holley’s family during these very difficult days and years ahead. The Baltimore Police Department asked Signal 13 to accept donations on behalf of the family as the designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit. If you would like to donate, please click here.
The local media coverage was terrific, including a story from WMAR News which stopped by Little Havana. Click the video below to see the coverage and interviews.
Award for Academic Excellence
The Signal 13 Foundation in Baltimore is honored to be a part of the Baltimore City Police Department Academy graduation ceremonies in 2022. This is the first time Signal 13 has participated in the event and presented a prestigious academic excellence award to one member of a graduating class. Board President Sean O’Conor and CEO Nancy Hinds have presented the award to two recipients so far – Christopher Losak and Andrew Chesley.
Congratulations on a job well done and thank you for your service to Baltimore.
Board President Sean O’Conor and CEO Nancy Hinds pictured with Academic Excellence Award winners Andrew Chesley on the left and Christoper Losak on the right.
A Helping Hand for Parents
Signal 13 recently expanded its scholarship program to help more police families pay for college. Tuitions are expensive no matter where you go, and Detective Mark Williams and his wife Keri are paying for two daughters at the same time.
Signal 13 Police Support Circle – Corporate Partner Program
The Signal 13 Foundation is proud to announce its corporate partner program, the Signal 13 Police Support Circle. The program provides marketing opportunities for Baltimore companies that want to support the brave men and women of the Baltimore Police Department. A membership is good for a year, and benefits vary on your company’s level of support. Thank you to the companies leading the way.
We Have a New Website
Enjoy more personal stories from the police families who were helped by Signal 13. Some stories are heartbreaking, and others are inspirational. It’s why Signal 13 exists – to be there in times of need and to provide a helping hand when faced with financial challenges.
Welcome Angel Connolly
About Signal 13
Formed in 1983 by Police Commissioner Frank J. Battaglia with help from prominent philanthropists and business owners, the Signal 13 Foundation is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) committed to supporting the men and women of the Baltimore City Police Department with financial hardship grants and scholarships for their families. For more information, go to www.signal13foundation.org
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