On Tuesday, January 9 partnering organizations in support of law enforcement officers nationwide will promote National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.). In light of recent negativity directed toward law enforcement nationally, there is a need to show law enforcement officers that our citizens recognize the difficult and sometimes impossible career they have chosen, in public service to us all.
On January 9th of each year we will call our nation’s citizens to action in support of law enforcement. Those citizens who appreciate law enforcement and are discouraged about the negative attention being given to law enforcement are encouraged to take time on January 9, to show their support.
You can show your support in a number of ways:
• Change your profile picture on social media to the .jpg image provided at: www.facebook.com/nationalcops. Wear blue clothing in support of law enforcement. • Send a card of support to your local police department or state agency. • Share a story about a positive law enforcement experience on social media. • Ask children in your community to write letters in support of law enforcement. • Participate in Project Blue Light - Proudly display your blue light in support of law enforcement. • Organize an event or a rally in support of your law enforcement officers. • Advertise your support through local media outlets/billboards. • Post the public service announcement supplied by C.O.P.S. to your organization’s webpage or social media pages.
Most importantly, if you see a police officer, thank a police officer.
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CELEBRATING ATLANTANS WHO HAVE MADE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES
Join us as we congratulate this year’s 2017 Neighborhoods Matter Awards Honoree’s!
Rev. Dr. Arthur Carson, Jr.: NPU-G
Joe Stewardson: NPU-M
Peter Ferrari: NPU-N
Patricia Brown: NPU-P
Lewis D. Woodson: NPU-P (2016)
Barbara Ward-Groves: NPU-Q
Loretta Green: NPU-R
Brenda Carter: NPU-Z
Leadership Award Honoree
Preston Mason: NPU-D (In memory of his life and service)
Partner Award Honoree
City of Atlanta, Department of Parks and Recreation - Adamsville
The primary purpose of APAB’s Neighborhoods Matter & Partner Awards Ceremony is to provide a forum to acknowledge noteworthy contributions by individuals, institutions, organizations, groups (churches, civic associations, neighborhood clubs, businesses, etc.) to the City of Atlanta and its neighborhoods.
The Awards Ceremony will be broadcast on Channel 26 from 10:30am to 12:00pm followed by a Meet & Greet for honorees, elected-officials and the public.
Peachtree-Pine Shelter By the end of 2017, nearly 200 Peachtree-Pine shelter clients will move into permanent housing. For the most part, they have few belongings, especially kitchen wares or cleaning supplies. A wish list of household items they need to start their homes has been created to aid in that transition.
Donors may purchase entire starter kits or purchase a la carte items from $1 to $50 from the wish list on Amazon.com. Should you choose to donate in person, items can be dropped off at 818 Pollard Blvd., 3rd floor, Atlanta GA 30315