Several of the wives of Pearland Police officers reached out to Pearland Medical Center for assistance with finding volunteers and putting together a community event that would benefit departments around the state and in Louisiana, where officer violence had recently occurred.
Pearland Medical Center was proud to assist in gathering volunteers from the hospital and the community, provide food, supplies and marketing.
The group made 1,700 blue ribbons and collected cards written by children to say, “Thank you.”
Volunteers from Pearland Medical Center, Dr. Jaquin Coombs, MD, FACOG-Obstetrics & Gynecology, Big Star Ford, Missouri City Police Department Support Squad, the Pearland Silverlake Lions Club, Community Leaders, Channel 13 and many Pearland children came to help out.
“The staff at Pearland Medical Center was honored to offer a helping hand to the police wives to support the fallen officers,” said Leisha D’Angelo, Director of Community and Public Relations for Pearland Medical Center. “The response from the Pearland community was second to none. Parents brought their children to assist and it was nice to see the parents teaching their children to support our men and women in blue who leave their families every day to protect others. The children wrote heartfelt thank you letters in our ‘Thank a Cop’ campaign, while parents assembled the blue ribbons.”
“Every day that we say goodbye to our husbands, we know it could be the last time. It meant so much to us that people we had never met before came out to help us,” said Rachel Cohen, who is married to a Pearland Police Officer.
For more information about Pearland Medical Center, visit PearlandMC.com.