April Blizzards bring Christmas in June
It LOOKS like Christmas outside, which is convenient -- because we want you to nominate a Minnesota law enforcement officer (or their family) for Backing the Blue Line's annual CHRISTMAS IN JUNE fundraiser/support event. Nominate here: http://bit.do/2018ChristmasinJuneNomination
Similar to our NOT SO BLUE CHRISTMAS program, a law enforcement officer/family in need will be nominated and selected to receive extra help and support in the summer months. After the officer/family is chosen, BtBL's Family Support will work with the officer/family to meet their current needs. Projects could be home improvement related, yard related, auto repairs, etc.
We will be taking nominations throughout the month of April. So if you know of an MN officer (or their family) who could use a little extra love, support, or help, please fill out the nomination form below! You can remain anonymous or provide your contact info. Any MN law enforcement officer/family currently serving or retired is eligible. 2017 Christmas In June Recipients In 2017, an officer from the Edina Police Department, who was fighting cancer, was selected with his family to receive a little cheer in the middle of summer. With donations and a huge multifamily garage sale, Backing the Blue Line was able to provide gift cards for his children to have some fun experiences, gift card for the whole family for meals out and groceries along with a check for $1,360! Thank you to all who worked and supported these efforts. The family greatly appreciated receiving some wonderful gifts during a tough time.
About Backing the Blue Line services: BtBL provides support to MN Law Enforcement Officers and their families by maintaining a list of professional and confidential resources available for those that need it. The list includes marriage and family counselors who have experience specific to law enforcement dynamics. Paid members of Backing the Blue Line also have access to special discounts for some providers. You can access the Members Only area of this website by using the password provided in your membership confirmation email.
About Membership in Backing the Blue Line: We invite MN police wives/significant others to become members of Backing the Blue Line to take advantage of all available membership benefits and have additional opportunities to give and receive support. We also invite MN police wives/significant other to join our private Facebook page, which is an community of support offering friendships, networking, and discussion. It is also for raising awareness of the need to support our unique lives and share the bond that comes with being a law enforcement family. Find out more on our About page.