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Dallas Strong - What HANTX is doing for our local police officers and how you can help

Tuesday, July 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cecile Fernandez
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Dear HANTX Members and Friends:

 

Like you, we are still shocked and filled with emotion by the tragic shootings that occurred in Dallas last Thursday. We have one of the best police forces in our country – they fight every day to keep us safe and these attacks have really hit our first responders and our community hard.  

 

We are in close touch with our friends at the Dallas Police Association and are coordinating relief/donation efforts with hoteliers.  So many of you have asked how you can help and these are the current pressing needs:

 

1.  Comped Hotel Rooms for Visiting Officers and Families of the Victims

 

Thousands are converging on Dallas to attend memorial services, funerals, and to visit those still fighting for their lives in area hospitals. If you have ANY hotel inventory that you can donate - even just one room - please let us know as soon as possible.  We are coordinating efforts with the Dallas Police Association to accommodate these travelers as requests come in. I know that several hotels are already working with families and for that we thank you.

 

 

2.  Donations of Much Needed Funds

 

The Dallas Police Association recommends contributing to the Assist the Officer Foundation - Dallas, at http://atodallas.org/support. You can also contribute directly to the families of the fallen officers by clicking on the following links:

 

·         Brent Thompson's family

·         Michael Smith's family

·         Patrick Zamarripa's family

·         Lorne Ahrens' family

 

These donations will help support with funeral expenses and assistance to the fallen officers and their families. Please forward these links to your teams and anyone you know wanting to help. 

 

 

3.  Cards & Letters -

 

I have several friends who are Dallas police officers and I have asked them what else will be the most helpful right now.  Morale is low for our Dallas officers and a show of support and appreciation would be most welcome.  If you see an officer, thank him or her. Thoughtful letters and notes are a huge boost! Trust me, they will read your cards and letters with gratitude.Below are the addresses of all the Dallas police stations:

 

Dallas Police Headquarters

1400 South Lamar Street

Dallas, Texas 75235

 

Southeast Patrol Division

725 North Jim Miller Rd.

Dallas, Texas 75217

 

Central Patrol Division

334 S. Hall Street

Dallas, TX 75226

 

North Central Patrol Division

6969 McCallum Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75252

 

Northwest Patrol Division

9801 Harry Hines Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75220

 

Northeast Patrol Division

9915 East Northwest Highway

Dallas, Texas 75238

 

Southwest Patrol Division

4230 W Illinois

Dallas, TX 75211

 

South Central Patrol Division

1999 E. Camp Wisdom Rd

Dallas, TX 75241

 

Although this tragedy occurred in our home, we are Dallas Strong and our community has come together during this period for our officers.  We are in constant communication with our friends at the Dallas Police Association and will continue to update you with new developments.  Thank you for all you do for our community.

 

God bless our first responders and God bless Dallas!  Our officers and their families continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Here is the original article with additional ways to help our Dallas police: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20160708-how-to-help-families-of-dallas-officers.ece

 

Sincerely,

 

Cecile Fernandez & the HANTX team

 

Hotel Association of North Texas

214.742.4930 (Office)

214.893.0564 (Mobile)

 


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