Last July, we watched in horror as law enforcement personnel wereambushed and killed in downtown Dallas. Hours later, we would learn that five police officers had lost their lives.
After only six months, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced that private donations raised $10 million. Assist the Officer and The Dallas Foundation created trusts for the families. They will help the nine officers injured in the attack.
Donations ranged in size from $5.00 to $250,000, and came from all 50 states, Australia, the United Kingdom and Italy.
At the same time, WFAA-TV reported that the New York-based Tunnel to Towers Foundation raised more than $600,000 for the five families, and will pay off their mortgage or give them money to buy a home.
We are proud to be a part of this wonderful North Texas community, and we continue to keep all the families in our thoughts and prayers.