Governor Doug Ducey joined the founder of Bob Parsons and his wife Renee at the Arizona State Capitol on Wednesday to announce that the Bob and Renee Parsons Foundation will donate $3.6 million over the next three years to the 100 Club of Arizona to support police officers and firefighters injured or killed on duty.

The 100 Club of Arizona is a non-profit organization that established in 1968, which provides financial assistance to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. Besides, the organization provides resources to enhance the safety and welfare of Arizona’s public safety personnel. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, 257 Arizona law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty since the 1790s.

100 Club CEO and President Angela Harrolle says the gift from the couple will allow the organization to more than double the roughly $1 million it spends each year supporting police and firefighters and their families. Money from the fund will provide additional and needed assistance to officers and firefighters who experience catastrophic injuries in the line of duty.

“Arizona’s public safety personnel give us so much,” said Governor Ducey at the event. “For over 51 years, the 100 Club has been doing the good work of supporting public safety in Arizona. Today, they provide financial assistance to families of public safety officers and firefighters who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. To Bob and Renee, thank you for generously giving back to our men and women on the front lines.”

“The men and women who serve our community each day deserve our respect and support,” Renee Parsons said in a statement. “Bob and I are proud to partner with the 100 Club to offer increased safety equipment, mental health services and financial aid to first responders and their families.”

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 10, 2019 3:19 am

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