Local Chick-fil-A restaurants are once again sponsoring a fundraising event for the 512 Fund and the Meridian Police Employees’ Association Injured and Fallen Officer Fund
March 16 from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 15 percent of all sales from the Boise and Meridian locations of Chick-fil-A will go to assist with medical expenses and provide other assistance for injured or fallen officers and their families.
About the 512 Fund: The 512 Fund was established in honor of Boise Police Officer Mark Stall (Badge #512), who was killed in the line-of-duty on September 20th, 1997. The primary purpose of the 512 Fund is to provide emergency financial and logistical assistance to the eligible family members of injured officers from outside the Boise area who may be transported to Boise for emergency medical treatment. The 512 Fund is also available to eligible family members of a similarly-situated local officer who is injured in the line of duty.
“We are grateful to be the lucky beneficiaries of this great fundraising event,” said Boise Police Det. Guy McKean. “The community support means so much and recently we have seen just how big of a difference it can have when an officer and their family experiences a life changing event on the job.”
About the Meridian Police Employees Association Injured/Fallen Officer Fund (IFOF): The MPEA IFOF was established to assist our fellow first responders who serve to protect our communities in times of need and if the day comes, in times of loss. To date the MPEA has maintained this fund so that it has a running balance in excess of $10,000 dollars through fundraisers and local donations. Over the past 5 years $11,000 dollars has been paid out to first responders and/or their immediate family.
“When the MPEA Injured/Fallen Officer Fund (IFOF) was established in 2011, our association was committed to finding ways to raise money so that we could help first responders and/or their families throughout the state in times of need." said Sgt. Shawn Harper, the President of the Meridian Police Employee Association. "The MPEA IFOF is near and dear to us all and we are working hard to build this fund for current and future first responders here in Idaho.
How can you help: Make plans to dine out at Chick-fil-A this Thursday. Visit either the Boise or Meridian locations to take part.
- Boise Chick-fil-A: 300 South Broadway Avenue, Broadway and Front Streets
- Boise Chick-fil-A: 8000 Franklin Rd, Franklin Rd. near Mikwaukee St.
- Meridian Chick-fil-A: 2012 North Eagle Road in the Crossroads Plaza.
Special Events planned for the Boise Chick-fil-A location:
-The Boise Police "Pink Patrol Car", the breast cancer awareness patrol car will be parked at the Franklin location throughout the event for family photos with the popular car.
-McGruff the Crime-fighting Dog will greet kids during the lunch hour at the Franklin location.
-Officer Nickerson and the BPD mascot dog Scout will also be making stops at both Boise locations.
Event Specifics for Meridian location:
-McGruff will be stopping by to visit at the Meridian location from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
-Gem Jester Clowns will be painting faces and making balloon animal characters for the kids from 5pm to 7pm.
-If your unable to make it and would like to donate you can do so through the MPEAIDAHO Facebook page or at https://www.paypal.me/mpeaidaho