Sunday, December 6, 2009

Project Blue Light


As some of you know I spend my days at the Police Dept helping citizens in need. Having worked for my local Police Dept for too many years to count or do I want to?? :) I have been involved in many outstanding programs that honor our Police Officers. Here is a simple project that you and your family can do to show your local Law Enforcement officers that you care during this Holiday Season. I know.... I keep my candle burning year round. I purchase extra blue bulbs during the Holiday Season so I will have more in case my bulb burns out, then my light can always shine year round. The photo of candles above can be purchased any where for a very reasonable price. Then simply switch the clear bulb with a dark blue colored bulb. Easy Peasy :) So run girls and install your lit candle and show your local Officer's that you care about them during this Holiday Season.



Project Blue Light
This information is provided courtesy of Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc.
Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc. (C.O.P.S.), a national grief support organization comprised of over 15,000 surviving families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, is asking concerned citizens and law enforcement agencies nationwide to again support Project Blue Light.
During the holiday season you are asked to put blue lights in your holiday decorations and your windows and tie blue ribbons on car antennas to show support for law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty for the citizens they have served. Additionally, this will be a show of support for those who continue to work the streets 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Several years ago, Mrs. Dolly Craig, the surviving mother-in-law of Daniel Gleason, a Philadelphia (PA) police officer killed in the line of duty in 1986, sent her Christmas message to the C.O.P.S. National office. Her daughter Pam, the surviving widow of Officer Gleason, had been killed in a car accident in August, 1989, before the holiday season. Dolly wrote, “This holiday I’m putting two blue lights in my living room window. One is for Dan and the other is for Pam, who believed so much in the C.O.P.S. organization.”
Dolly Craig is now deceased as well, but her idea of Project Blue Light burns bright in the hearts of the over 15,000 families in the C.O.P.S. organization.
For more information about Concerns of Police Survivors, Inc., or to support C.O.P.S.’ programs for survivors and law enforcement agencies, contact C.O.P.S. at PO Box 3199, Camdenton, MO 65020, (573)346-4911, or visit www.nationalcops.org.

6 comments:

Sherry said...

I love the Project Blue Light and I have a friend that lost her husband the was an officer and her 2 sons are now officers so I'm going to tell her about these sseing she volunteer for Victoms services and I think were going to do a fund raiser for them Great idea I'm going to check out the web site Thanks for the great info.
I also love you First aid kit I will ahve to do some of these also.But I'm going to have to wait till my Christmas blocks are done.I have a few to do LOL

judycinnc said...

Hi Aunt Pitty Pat - have you heard of a pattern for a Line of Duty Quilt? I have been looking for it to make a quilt for my son who was 13 when his dad died in the line of duty as a Virginia State Trooper November, 1973. Son is now 50 and I thought he would like the quilt. My husband now is a 32-year retiree of the police dept in Colorado. Just thought I would ask. I have never heard of project Blue Light and plan to participate. We donate to Concerns of Police Survivors every year. Thanks from Judy C in NC
judyandmartyn@nc.rr.com

Doris Sturm said...

Oh, I learned something new today. I have two of those candles, now I hope I can find the blue bulbs - maybe on the 9th when I have to go to a bigger town for my doctor's appointment I can stop at Walmart and see if they have them there.

I don't have a car antennae, but maybe I can put a blue ribbon somehwere inside the vehicle so that it can be visible from the outside because I admire the police officers who so bravely pledge to protect and serve. They are true heros in my book.

Thanks for the information, APP, and have a nice evening!

LemonyRenee' said...

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this. I hadn't heard a thing about it.

I'm picking up some "PD-blue" ribbon next time I'm out.

Thanks!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

No Judy ... I have never heard of this quilt pattern. But if any of my readers know about it please share how to obtain a copy with us please :)
M

Tulsi said...

Thanks for sharing. I hadn't heard of this. My husband is a Highway Patrolman (in addition to Military) and was shot in the abdomen in the line of duty Dec. 17, 1999. He ended up well, no ill effects that we know of. This touches my heart.