As we continue to navigate through these unprecedented times, the DPSF is doing everything possible to help keep our first-responders safe.
We are honored by the generosity and contributions from the community to support Detroit's first-responders as they remain on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. The money we've received is being used at the discretion of the Detroit Police and Fire Departments to meet their individual needs. We have purchased additional Personal Protective Equipment, no-touch thermometers, cleaning supplies, food and other needs identified by the departments.
In addition to the monetary donations, we have received incredible support through in-kind donations. We have received approximately 3,600 donated N-95 masks, boxes of hand sanitizer, soap, gloves and cleaning supplies. We have also had meals, chips and popcorn donated for our first-responders as they work long shifts serving the citizens of Detroit.
Our partnership with the City of Detroit, Detroit Police and Fire leadership and the rank and file members is stronger than ever as we work together through this difficult time. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to continue supporting our first-responders while they focus on protecting our community.
An official Skylar Herbert Memorial Fund has been set up through Chemical Bank. 5-year old Skylar Herbert was the daughter of two Detroit first-responders; her father serving with the Detroit Fire Department for 18 years and her mother with the Detroit Police Department for 25 years. Skylar died on April 19th from COVID-19 and is the youngest person in the State of Michigan to die from the virus.
Online donations can be made at the link below. Click on donations and the tab for the Skylar Herbert Memorial Fund.
Despite being one of the hardest hit cities in the country with regard to COVID-19, the City of Detroit, the people of Detroit, and Detroit's first-responders are showing their strength. From the outpouring of donations to support our first-responders to their daily sacrifices that continue to keep the city safe, we know that COVID-19 can't stop the Spirit of Detroit. We are #DetroitStrong. We are #DPDStrong.
This new shirt was inspired by that sentiment and can be worn to show your support of the City and Police Department that you love. All proceeds support the Detroit Public Safety Foundation and our mission to support Detroit's first-responders, especially with the new needs surrounding COVID-19.
The Detroit Public Safety Foundation is dedicated to creating a better future by improving the health, safety and welfare of citizens and visitors to Detroit through support of Detroit Police, Fire and EMS through technology, training, equipment, community outreach and wellness.
“Since 2003, Detroit Public Safety Foundation has served as a signature example of what communities can accomplish through public-private partnerships."
Mayor Mike Duggan
City of Detroit
“The Detroit Public Safety Foundation has been an invaluable tool and priceless commodity for our Department. They have been instrumental in facilitating many programs and providing numerous grants without which the success we have experienced as a Police Department would not have been possible.“
James E. Craig
Chief of Police
“The members of the Detroit Fire Department risk life and limb daily, responding to emergencies. The wear and tear on equipment is enormous and sometimes requires immediate repair or replacement so that these brave men and women can continue their mission of saving lives and property. The Detroit Public Safety Foundation has assisted our department without fail whenever a request is made.”
Executive Fire Commissioner