The Allen Texas 9/11 Car Show and a Local Hero
We all remember where we were on 9/11/2001 and the images of first responders entering the World Trade Centers. These individuals were fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, friends and other relatives to thousands of human beings. On that sad day, 1.5 million tons of metal and debris buried nearly 3000 souls and injured another 6000 humans.
“I remember being in my office when the Trade Centers were attacked and once I saw that the Pentagon was hit, I asked my wife to go pick our daughter up from school” Rick Duncan, president of Myclassic News said, “I knew it was serious. My dad, who had fought in WWII and died in 1981 used to tell me that one day we would be hit in the U.S., due to taking our eye off the ball, and he sure was correct. I am proud to be involved in anything to assist our first responders, who put their lives at risk daily to protect us and give us our freedom.”
Another aspect, while keeping the first responders in our thoughts and prayers from 9/11, is that these first responders are on the beat or ready to respond every day 24/7 when an emergency presents itself. As we carry on our daily tasks of business, work, school and fun, these individuals are on the front lines daily, putting themselves at risk. They have families that have to worry about something going array on a daily basis. One such incident happened to Allen Officer Scott White during a normal routine traffic stop.
The Allen Public Safety Recovery Fund was established by the Allen Chamber of Commerce when Allen Police Sergeant Scott White was shot while conducting a routine traffic stop. His injuries were extensive and he required lengthy medical care and physical therapy before he could resume his duties. Because it became necessary for Officer White’s wife to leave her job to care for him as he recovered, the family suffered financial hardship.
With Officer White’s case clearly demonstrating the need for such a fund, the Allen Public Safety Recovery Fund, now continues on as a 501 (c)3 corporation, governed by a board of directors. These directors are citizens of Allen, dedicated to assisting in the financial emergencies of our Public safety Personnel.
“The Allen Public Safety Recovery Fund has helped so many officers since its start in 1993 when the community rallied around Officer White who was shot multiple times at the end of a car chase. Officers and firefighters that are injured in the line of duty are immediately concerned about whether their injury will be career ending. Compounding that is the financial stress from the loss of extra income that is not reimbursed by Workers Compensation. The support from APSRF goes a long way towards alleviating that financial strain. For the sole provider with a family, or the officer whose spouse has just lost their job the support provided by APSRF can be life changing.”
“I want to thank the APSRF Board of Directors for tirelessly supporting our police and fire. Made up entirely of payroll donations and fundraising events, 100% of the donations go towards the officers. As I have said many times, it is humbling to see our community members voluntarily commit their valuable time to serve on the Board of Directors and work so hard on fundraisers. We appreciate your continued support of first responders. We are excited about the upcoming car show on September 11th. It will be a great community event and an opportunity for owners to showcase their cars and benefit APSRF.”
Brian Harvey (Chief of Police, Allen, Texas)
“I am excited to participate in such an exciting event. The Allen Public Safety Recovery Fund has been such an important partner for our Fire Department and I look forward to such a great event that helps our firefighters. There are many firefighters who have received much needed support from the APSRF and we are extremely grateful to the leadership of APSRF for envisioning and organizing a fun event to support our team. I look forward to meeting and greeting all of the participants and visitors who will take time out of their day to support such a great cause.”
Jonathan Boyd (Fire Chief Allen Fire Department)
The Allen Public Safety Recovery Fund CAR SHOW will be held on September 11, 2021 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Cottonwood Creek Church, 1015 Sam Rayburn Tollway, Allen, Texas 75013.
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Myclassic News hopes to see everyone there.
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