Tuesday, December 6, 2016

911 Heroes Run Donations

From the Houston 911 Heroes Run Race Director Captain Greg Fremin:

Last week at our monthly HPOU Luncheon, I was honored to present on behalf of the Travis Manion Foundation our 911 Heroes Run Charitable Benefactors checks to Assist the Officer and the Houston Professional Firefighters Local 341.
I've been the Houston 911 Heroes Run Race Director for the last 6 years and all the work that goes into this event makes this moment extremely special. 50% of our total race proceeds come back to Houston to assist our men and women in uniform. 

A special thanks to Doug Griffith and the HPOU for their unyielding support. Too many others to thank for their assistance, but in the end, the event allows us to honor the sacrifices of the victims of 911 and the wars since... 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Comida Collection 2016

Thank you Houston! 

For more pictures from the Comida collection, please go to THIS LINK.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Comida Food Drive

The Houston Police Department, Houston Citizens' Police Academy Alumni Association, the Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA), Fiesta Mart, and the Pepsi Bottling Group will once again join together to sponsor the 31st annual "Comida" Drive.

To donate online, please go to THIS LINK   

Donations will be taken in person December 1 & 2 from Noon – 8pm, and December 3 & 4 from 9am – 5pm at the following Fiesta Stores:

1175 Edgebrook Drive
800 S. Wayside Dr.
4711 Airline Dr.
10401 Jensen Dr.
12201 East Freeway
9419 Mesa
8320 FM 1960
2323 Wirt Rd.
7510 Bellfort St.
5600 Mykawa Rd.
6200 Bellaire Blvd.
8130 Kirby Dr.
12355 Main St.
8710 Bellaire

The Comida/Food Drive began 31 years ago with an officer's concern for the less fortunate citizens of Houston.  That began what is today one of the largest food drives in the city of Houston.  During the first year, approximately 600 families received a box of non-perishable food.  Each box fed a family of four during the holiday. 

The food drive now provides food for more than 4,000 families in the city of Houston and last year raised more than $64,000 in donations.  All cash donations are used to purchase basic food staples packaged for distribution to families.

The distribution of the food will be held at a later date to churches that pre-registered to participate in the program.  For more information, contact the HPD Public Affairs Office at 713-308-3200.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Information Exchange

HPD held a recent Information Exchange at the Nha Toi Center. Citizens heard from members of Public Affairs about personal safety, Auto Theft Division about burglary of a motor vehicle prevention, the Family Violence Unit, and Crime Stoppers.