"100 Salutes"- The Peace Keepers ensure that Law Enforcement Officers lost in the line of duty in Kansas and Missouri are not forgotten. We do so through our own "100 Slautes" program. "100 Salutes" is a mission where every time a Law Enforcement Officer dies in the line of duty, a remembrance box with 100 ribbons with the Officer's Badge Number on one tail of the ribbon and the motto, "Never Forgotten", is given to the spouse, child or parents of the fallen Officer. Additional ribbons are distributed to the friends, co-workers & the community of the fallen Officer's Police Department. These are passed out at the visitation and funeral of the fallen Officer. They are also given during Police Week, Police Memorial services and remembrance events. We continue to be available to the families of the fallen by assisting them in any way we can...from mowing lawns to cleaning houses to fundraising,
"Giving Veterans a Million Thanks"- The Peace Keepers ensure that Military Veterans, fallen and living, are remembered by the public. Presently we are partnered with the Greater Kansas City "Wreaths Across America" program. We are conducting fund raising activites to ensure that as many wreaths as possible are placed on the grave of Veterans at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. We were "on the ground" in 2018 placing wreaths and actively participating in the ceremonies. Civitan International President-Elect Frank Kelley and his wife Kum, members of the Peace Keepers, participated in the 2019 Wreaths Recycling Effort.
"SUPPORTING THE CIVITAN INTERNATIONAL MISSION"- The Peace Keepers support the mission of Civitan International in aiding the developmentally disabled communities. Several of the Peace Keepers are also members of the Kansas City Civitan Orchids and the Kansas City Civitan Ex-Men which are Civitan Clubs which directly interacts with the developmentally disabled. The Peace Keepers are always prepared to come to the aid of these, our brother and sister clubs, when called. We also help with the many activities of our Regional and International clubs supporting the charitable goals they have. Though our focus is Veterans and the Law Enforcement community, the Peace Keepers are ready to serve our community in many ways.
As with any new charitable organization, we began with "baby steps". In our case, our fundraising began with our membership. Donations came in the form of Facebook donations, direct deposit from generous donors and overpaying dues. We moved on to fundraising during the 2018 holiday season through support from Officers at local Police Departments. It grew again and again until we began development of our Facebook page and this Website. Needless to say, we need community help in everything we do. But, ultimately, we need your donations. In 2018, we have donated $2,500.00 to Wreaths Across America. We purchased, and distributed more than 3,000 "100 Salutes" ribbons. So, naturally, we need to raise money to support our missions...we need YOUR help! Donate below!
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