From the Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance
The Apopka Ministerial Alliance along with Homicide Detective Peter Hernandez and Corporal Luis Irizarry, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to promote their organization called Wounded Officers Initiative. Hernandez and Irizarry are two of the four founders of WOI.
The ACMA is hosting a BBQ on September 30th for the Wounded Officers Initiative at Windy Hill Ranch, 3620 Kelly Park Road in Apopka from noon – 3pm, to raise support and bring awareness for the WOI. Along with the banquet, we 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 raffling off a AR-15 Crusader from Spikes Tactical. Sheriff Jerry Demings will be our guest speaker.
For tickets and more info go here.
100% of all monies are donated to the organization’s programs.
The Wounded Officers Initiative 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 the Orlando area of Florida. The initiative was created in response to the inadequate and uneven benefits and recognition provided to law enforcement officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The founders identified a moral need to bring awareness and advocacy for 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, unfortunately, there are 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 actual 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.