News from the Smyrna Public Safety Foundation

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10th Annual Smyrna Hero Gala

DSC 5171 WebSmyrna Public Safety Foundation celebrated our 10th Annual Smyrna Hero Gala on Friday November 5, 2021. We were so excited to see familiar and many new faces, as we set out to raise much needed funds. We celebrated with over 170 people, had over 30 silent auction items and dinner that was made possible by our local businesses. We are so thankful to all our sponsors, donors and volunteers who help make this night happen once again.

While the Hero Gala is in the books for 2021, we still need your support. Please help us support our Public Safety Personnel, they show up for us, let's show up for them.

Bottle Water Delivery [March 2021]

Belmont Hills Water Delivery 3 15 21Delivered thousands of bottled waters to our elementary schools, due to COVID.

In January SPSF became aware of a need within our elementary public school for water. Schools were not able to allow students to drink from the drinking fountains due to COVID, which kept students who did not have access to a refillable water bottle unable to get a drink during the day. Smyrna Public Safety Foundation, jumped into action and immediately started reaching out to find someone to provide us cases of water. We were successful in gaining a partnership with Convoy of Hope, who delivered 7 pallets of water making it possible for SPSF, SPD and SFD to deliver to our elementary schools, a high school thousands bottle of water.

Clothing Distribution [February 2021]

SPSF Hoodie donation to The Extention 2021Handed out warm sweatshirts to those in dire need, donated by a local business.

Smyrna Public Safety Foundation has made many new business connections within our community this past year. Through these connections, we have been able to provide much needed items to our city and surrounding communities. I received a call from a local warehouse wanting to donate hoodies to a local shelter or non-profit who had a need for clothing items. Soon after the call, we identified The Extension out of Marietta who have helped hundreds of homeless men and women in Cobb County take control of their lives back from drug and alcohol. These men and women walk to and from their jobs and in the wintertime, they need clothing to keep them warm. So, with the help of our warehouse partner, SPSF was able to deliver 80 hoodies to provide warmth and hope to those who are working hard to make changes.

Covid Care Kits [March 2021]

image003Handed out COVID sanitation kits to our police, fire and community.

Amazon another great partner to SPSF, was so gracious to contact us wanting to provide our Smyrna Police and Fire departments with COVID sanitizing kits. These kits included masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer that could be kept in our first responder vehicles and handed out to those in need. Not only did we deliver boxes of kits to the police and fire departments, we were able to once again reach out to our community and hand them out to shelters, food pantries, and other non-profits to help our outstanding citizens who have a need.

 

Delivering School Supplies [August 2021]

image007Through our partnership with Walmart Austell, we delivered composition notebooks to our local elementary school.

Austell Walmart has once again stepped up to help Smyrna Public Safety Foundation. When there is a need the very active and generous store manager Antoine, contacted us asking if he could donate composition notebooks and school uniforms for any of our schools. We gladly accepted picked up a pallet and started delivering that day notebooks and uniforms. We were able to help students start the new year with shirts, pants, and notebooks. Thank you to SPD and SFD in assisting with the delivery of these items.

 

International Firefighters Day

International Firefighter Day 5 42021Smyrna Public Safety Foundation has been blessed by many of our local and surrounding community businesses. Thank you to Chuy’s Mexican Grill (Kennesaw) and Zaxby’s Smyrna for providing each fire station with Lunch (chips, salsa and chicken sandwich). Chuy’s staff went above and beyond and wrote on each stations bag, thank you for their service. This is the kind of partnerships SPSF is so honored to have, ones who care enough to send their best for our BEST.

Memorial Service to Honor Officer Ewing #1392

image009April was a month of Honor and Remembrance to Office Ewing #1392 and his family. Smyrna Public Safety Foundation Benevolence program is to be there in support for the Men and Women in Public Safety who have urgent needs. The funds we raise throughout the year provide financial support for the public safety employees and/or their immediate families in cases of line of duty injury or death or hardships. This year SPSF purchased the wreaths that were placed at the memorial wall in Marietta and at the crash site. We (SPSF) couldn’t be more honored to serve our men and women who so graciously and bravely keep us safe.

 

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Partnering with Cobb Executive Women [June 2021]

image004Partnering with Cobb Executive Women and MUST Ministries handing out meals to our community.

Smyrna Public Safety Foundation is staying active throughout our community and partners with Cobb Chamber and other non-profits to make a difference in Cobb County. This past June, we joined CEW and MUST Ministries to distribute food to families who need a little help and encouragement. The saying “it is better to give than receive” forgot to mention, the words of appreciation from those receiving, turn out to be the best gifts to those who gave.

 

Peanut Butter and Jelly drive [May 2021]

image005Hosted a Peanut Butter and Jelly drive with our partner Fifth Third Bank, so our children would have breakfast and lunch.

A partnership with Fifth Third Bank begin early this year, a conversation was how can we work together and give back to our community children. We took that conversation and moved forward with a hope to provide lunch for 100 children that would be there for them once the school year ended. This was much bigger than we even dreamed would happen. Our community is the most amazing, caring and giving group of businesses and citizens. We (Fifth Third Bank and SPSF) came together can collected over 300 jars of peanut butter, 300 jars of jelly, over 100 loaves of bread, cases of water, boxes of cereal, cereal bars and bags of chips. We were so excited to be able to give these children and their families enough food for breakfast and lunch. Thank you so much to many partnerships, to mention some (Kroger, FullScope Sports, Oakdale Church of God, Smyrna Prep School, American Legion Post 160 and the many citizens who stopped and dropped off food. Fifth Third Bank and SPSF was so proud to see our Police and Fire departments help as we loaded the items in the cars.

 

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