Grasshopper Medical Group 4515 Meridian Ave N. Unit A Seattle, WA 98103 Phone # 206-829-8283
The members of Grasshopper Medical Group believe in our local community. And a big part of our local community are those who work in Washington State law enforcement. Listed below are four of our favorite local charitable foundations affiliated with the Seattle Police Officers' Guild. We strongly urge our members to give generously to these worthy causes. There are many great things that can be accomplished. Grasshopper Medical Group's goal for this year is to fund each of these four foundations $1000 each. The funds would care for families of officers with immediate needs due to illness or death in the line of duty. It would also fund one student scholarship with the Kenneth A. Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund. And further, the money would help build the Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial in our State Capitol. With these donations, some real solid things can be done to support our local community.
Help the Officer Fund This fund supports Seattle Police Officers who are in critical need of assistance. Whether facing a life threatening illness, suffering from an injury or their family needs support after their loved one has died in the line of duty, this fund is available to those officers and their families who need it most. All funds raised go directly to supporting an officer in need.
Fallen Officer Fund This fund will allow SPOG to provide emergency financial assistance to SPD families who must handle unexpected expenses in the event of an officer’s death.
Kenneth A. Saucier Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund annually awards $1000 to dependents of sworn Seattle Police Officers. This scholarship was founded in the memory of Seattle Police Officers' Guild President Ken Saucier. Scholarships are awarded in June. Call the Guild Office for more information.
Memorial & 10-99 Foundation The Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial was established to address the special needs of law enforcement widows, children, and parents by providing both emotional and spiritual sustenance. A Memorial is being constructed on the State Capitol Campus in Olympia to honor not only the departed but also the living men and women of law enforcement, an average of two of whom will die each year in the line of duty. It also serves as a place of solitude and reflection for those that work on the Capitol Campus or for those that are just visiting. To date, 275 Washington State law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty. Its accompanying Foundation will provide personal and family counseling and nurturing together with financial support that may be modest in scope but an absolute blessing at a time of need. Law enforcement officers severely disabled in the line of duty will also be eligible for assistance from the Foundation. The annual WSLEM Ball and Auction is an event not to be missed. Go to http://www.wslemf.org to learn details about next year’s event.