Out of the Blue Fund
This Fund promotes the relationship between law enforcement and citizens.
Police officers will identify needs they see frequently, such as children in need of car seats, and provide vouchers to receive the item. Catholic Charities will provide the items through grants from the Out of the Blue Fund.
The Fund has been established at the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana with a $10,000 contribution by an anonymous donor.
“We ask for a lot from our officers on a daily basis, and they regularly come across members of our community who need a temporary hand up," Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter. "This fund will allow them the opportunity to respond quickly with a small gesture that can make a big difference in someone’s life.”
Donations to the fund are tax deductible.