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News Release

Monday, May 5, 2008

Media Relations

LAPD Employee Needs Help

What:
Barbeque Fundraiser

When:
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Where:
Wilshire Community Police Station
4861 West Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90019

Who:
Wilshire Division Officers and Friends

Why:
Deatrice Thomas, an 18-year veteran of the Police Department has been recovering from a critical illness. In April 2008, during her stay in the hospital, Deatrice's apartment building burned to the ground along with all of her possessions, leaving her with nothing. She is still recovering from her illness and is in serious need of assistance.

A barbeque is being held in her honor. Donations may be made to the trust account set up in her name or by attending the barbeque and donating in person. Trust fund information:

Los Angeles Police Federal Credit Union
Blue Ribbon Trust Account #2030077 S4.15 or by mail
Blue Ribbon Trust for Deatrice Thomas
P.O. Box 10188
Van Nuys, Ca 91410

The Barbeque menu will include Hamburgers, Hot Links, BBQ Beans, Potato Salad, Beverages and Desserts.

For further information please contact Sergeant Mary Kite at 213-944-6819.


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