The Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance is hosting a barbecue Saturday for the Wounded Officers Initiative at Windy Hill Ranch, 3620 Kelly Park Road in Apopka from noon – 3pm, to raise awareness and bring support for the WOI. Along with the barbecue, the ACMA will be selling tickets to the event ($20 for adults and $5 for children under 12) ($5 for AR-15 Raffle Ticket).
With the BBQ there will be a general raffle, as well as a raffle for an AR-15 Crusader rifle from Spikes Tactical. Sheriff Jerry Demings will be our guest speaker.
Sheriff Jerry Demings will be the guest speaker.
For tickets and more info go here.
100% of all monies are donated to the organization’s programs.
The Wounded Officers Initiative’s mission is to provide essential services to help address the long-term needs of wounded law enforcement officers whose line of duty injuries have prevented them from continuing their law enforcement careers.
The organization was founded in 2014 by four active and retired law enforcement officers from Central Florida. The initiative was created in response to the inadequate and uneven benefits and recognition provided to law enforcement officers who are catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The founders identified a need to bring awareness and advocacy to these heroes who have sacrificed so much of themselves only to be forgotten with little, and at times, no benefits.
There are numerous organizations that do amazing work in assisting wounded soldiers, as well as the survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, but few for wounded law enforcement officers.
The Wounded Officers Initiative is the first and only organization of its kind in that focuses on Law Enforcement Officers who were catastrophically injured in the line of duty. In consultation with wounded officers, five key goals were developed to help with their long-term needs. These goals are Counseling, Awareness, Advocacy, Recognition, and Education, better known as CAARE. These goals bring about independence and dignity to wounded officers by assuring mental wellbeing for all active, wounded, and retired law enforcement officers, creating financial stability and recognition for catastrophically injured officers, and reintegrating retired wounded officers back into society.