The Dallas Police Department received a generous donation of pallets loaded with much needed supplies for officers and staff to help keep them safe during this critical time with the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. Those coveted essentials will be distributed throughout the seven substations and headquarters as needed.
“It is our pleasure,” said Quinton Boykins, U.S. Disaster Security Specialist/Law Enforcement Liaison for Operation Blessing. “Your team of incredible dispatchers and officers are essential to keeping the City of Dallas safe, so it is an honor to provide essential supplies to those who so diligently serve the community.”
The non-profit and faith-based organization had supplies delivered from their warehouse in Grand Prairie. DPD’s staff received over 80 buckets of supplies, each filled with one box of (2) N95 masks, bleach spray, Lysol wipes, a roll of paper towels, cleaner all-purpose, work gloves, contractor bags and scouring pads. In addition to the buckets, more than 1,000 N95 masks were included in the shipment.
“We are reaching out to first responders to ensure that they are able to stay safe as well,” said Boykins. “We know that these cleaning items are scarce, so while we have the inventory and the capability to provide them, we wanted to make sure that the department received them.”
“We cannot thank Operation Blessing enough for their care and concern for our officers and this department as a whole,” said Dallas Chief of Police, Reneé Hall. “This is a blessing as our men and women try to stay safe while on the frontline protecting the City of Dallas.”
Operation Blessing Relief and Development Corporation (OB) is a humanitarian organization headquartered in the United States with warehouses in Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Virginia.
Operation Blessing (OB) provides humanitarian services such as strategic disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, clean water and community development. Founded in 1978, Operation Blessing has touched the lives of millions of people in more than 90 countries and every state.