You've seen all the stickers on people's cars, but do you know everything the 100 Club does?
The 61-year-old non-profit is known for providing financial support to widows and children of peace officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty, but the 100 Club does so much more for federal, state and local authorities within a 31 county region.
“We provide life-protecting equipment for law enforcement agencies when budgeted funds are not available, and also for scholarships to send law enforcement officers back to school,” says Executive Director Rick Hartley.
Newsradio 740 KTRH and KPRC 950 is raising money for the 100 Club all day Wednesday to help serve the families of our fallen heroes.
“Our goal is to go in and wipe out all of their debt – mortgages, car notes and other debt,” Hartley tells KTRH News. “Sadly there's usually a couple of children under the age of 12, we give them an opportunity to continue their education after high school.”
Hartley say unfortunately, they're called upon 3-5 times a year.
“Texas, when compared to the other states, is usually first or second in the number of line of duty deaths every year,” he says.
The average gift to a fallen hero's family is $300,000.