The effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Officers
The FOP is committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those who serve – through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation. We are currently experiencing a period in history never experienced in any of our lifetimes. The effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic are vast, and as such we are putting hope toward raising funds to help assist and support Coastal Carolina Lodge #12 in efforts to assist local law enforcement professionals within your communities who have experienced financial hardship or distress as a result of the pandemic.
The SCFOP12 Officer in Distress Fund is utilized for officers that have been displaced or in need of financial assistance. We have made donations to officers affected by natural disasters as well as officers in desperate times of need. The fund helps to provide critical financial support directly to law enforcement officers who suffer extraordinary tragedies in the line of duty or outside the line of duty. Our assistance has ranged from incidents involving line of duty deaths to officers who have lost their income due to sickness or injury, or those who have lost their homes in fires, floods, or storms. The fund assists officers within the established chartered boundaries of Lodge 12 and they do not have to be active members of the Fraternal Order of Police to receive assistance. While this can be considered as a benefit to our members, we also collect donations to hold onto for such emergencies – and every bit goes to the purpose of the fund – to helping officers in need.
Your support will go to fund the lodge’s charitable programs which include the Distressed Officer Fund as well as various other lodge activities. These programs assist both our communities and our local law enforcement professionals.
We sincerely extend our appreciation and gratitude to all who support their local law enforcement officers and other first responders. Our communities in which we live and serve are also our families and friends.