HPD Employees Donate Needed Supplies for Haitian Relief

HPD Blue Crew members with Dr Gayla Holley 2nd from left and other volunteer HPD Officer E.J. Joseph and Officer Ted Wang unload supplies
HPD Officer Ted Wang hands supplies to Officer M. Siddiqi HPD Sgt. Jim Babb unloads supplies with Officer E.J. Joseph and Officer Ted Wang in background
HPD Officer E.J. Joseph and Officer M. Siddiqi load a truck for shipping  

January 27, 2010 - Members of the Houston Police Department, together with the organization “Moms Against Hunger,” teamed up today (Jan. 27) to unload boxes of food, clothing, and baby supplies as part of the department’s Haitian Disaster Relief Effort.

HPD employees have donated needed items and money since the earthquake struck Haiti two weeks ago.

“A lot of people wanted to give, but they weren’t sure where to donate,” said HPD Sergeant Jim Babb. “So we selected eight stations as collection sites and our employees really came through.”

Today, members of HPD’s “Blue Crew” took two van loads of supplies to La Porte, where “Moms Against Hunger” will ensure they are shipped to Haiti and given to those who need it most.

“I’m very thankful to Moms Against Hunger for making sure these supplies get in the hands of the children,” said Sgt. Babb. “And I’m really proud of the HPD employees who stepped up and contributed.”

“I know the mothers in America can not go there and hold those children in their arms and comfort them,” said “Moms Against Hunger” founder Dr. Gayla Holley. “But through your donations and helping us, you can hug those children and tell them America loves you and we’re going to do what we can to help you in this crisis. So thanks HPD for helping,” Dr. Holley said.

People still interested in making donations can visit the organization’s Web site at www.momsagainsthunger.org



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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.

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