By John Unfred, Treasurer, Lakewood Officers’ Charity
Members of the Lakewood Officers’ Charity, which is comprised of Lakewood Police Officers, are working together to help make a homeless girl’s 4th birthday a memorable one. The Charity has organized a birthday party for the girl with gifts, clothes, and a visit from a few of Lakewood’s finest. They are also giving a department store gift card to the grandmother for household needs.
Officers were contacted by a concerned citizen in the community who ran across the girl temporarily living with her grandmother in a trailer park in Lakewood. The grandmother is already supporting a household and cannot provide much for the little girl. The girl’s mom is working to find housing where both can live, but has been so far unsuccessful.
Dawn McGinnis, a member of the Charity, went to work. She organized donations from a local clothes bank, Officers, and fellow employees from the city to help give the girl some badly needed clothing, toys, and birthday cake. Members of the Charity will surprise the girl on her birthday tomorrow (04/20/11) at 1100 hrs.
Inquiries can be directed to Dawn McGinnis at (253) 250-2215 or John Unfred at (253) 606-2646.