Local Law Enforcement Agencies Donate Over $4,000 to Help Cancer Patients
Posted by: Public Relations
Pottawattamie County, Iowa – The Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office and Council Bluffs Police Department jointly presented a check donation totaling $4,064 to CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs on Wednesday, November 8th.
The donation comes after a nearly three-month-long friendly competition between the two law enforcement agencies. Each sold T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts, with customers selecting apparel with a silhouette of a Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) star or a Council Bluffs Police Department (CBPD) shield. All proceeds were donated to benefit cancer patients and survivors, and the agency with the highest number of orders representing its brand earned bragging rights.
“We had a lot of laughs and some good-natured teasing throughout this competition,” said Pottawattamie County Sheriff Andy Brown. “We want to thank the Council Bluffs Police Department for joining us in this effort to go towards a great cause. We’d also like to remind the CBPD that we won,” said Brown, with a smile.
Sales for the fundraising apparel began on August 11th and closed on October 31st. In total, 839 items were sold. The Sheriff’s Office won the friendly wager by selling 465 items, raising $2,064. The CBPD sold 374 items, raising $2,000. Both agencies annually raise funds to support cancer awareness, but this is the first year the efforts turned competitive.
“We’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to give back to our community,” said Brown. “Our contributions aren’t just financial for a cause like this, and our thoughts don’t stop at the end of October. This is a year-round fight, and we’re here to support those battling any way we can,” said Brown.
Since 2011, the PCSO and CBPD have combined to donate over $79,000 towards cancer awareness.
About Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office: It is the mission of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office to fairly enforce the laws of the State of Iowa for the citizens of Pottawattamie County. This mission will be adhered to with the highest level of courtesy, commitment, integrity, and professionalism. Further, its mission is to provide services to the citizens of Pottawattamie County as well as provide effective Law Enforcement; safe, humane and secure jails; and security to our courts and Judicial System. For more information, visit Sheriff.PottCounty-ia.gov.