ARIZONA LEOS AGING SAFELY…Scottsdale Seniors and VETS being displaced need your financial support

Wheel Inn Ranch fundraising effort now underway

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The park’s new owner has told the residents of the park — many of them low income, elderly and disabled — they must be moved out by the end of January to make way for future development. Unfortunately, the majority of the park’s mobile homes are too old and fragile to be moved so their owners will be forced to literally abandon them, even though many residents sank their life savings into buying them.

Even the mobile homes in better condition will be expensive to move, plus their owners will be forced to leave behind any external improvements to their trailers (such as porches and carports) without any compensation.

Scottsdale City Councilwoman Kathy Littlefield has worked with the city’s Human Services staff to coordinate assistance from the city, state and federal agencies such as the Veterans Administration — many of the Wheel Inn Ranch residents are veterans or spouses of veterans.

To contribute by check please make it out to “Arizona LEOS” and mail it to Wheel Inn Ranch Fund, 8414 E. Vista Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85250. Please write “Wheel Inn Ranch” on the memo line and include your e-mail address so we can save postage costs and email you a receipt. Because “Arizona LEOS” is an IRS-approved 501c3 contributions are tax deductible!  You can also donate on line above.  Just put Wheel Inn Ranch in the memo line.

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This just in…LEO Kringle announces Project Blue Christmas dates for 2015!

AZLEOS “Project Blue Christmas” will be holding 2 traditional Shop with a Cop Events this year in December.  (Locations: Mesa/Tempe and Salt River/Scottsdale.)  Hold the dates Saturday, December 12th and Saturday December 19th!

AZLEOS’ goal is to add at least one new Traditional Shop with a Cop location every year.

We look forward to your participation!  Hold the early morning on both days!

If you can donate to help support a child it is a tax deductible donation!  Thank you!

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Do you shop at Fry’s? Will you enroll your card to support AZLEOS?

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August 1 Marks Fry’s V.I.P. Card Re-enrollment
Support AZLEOS through your normal day-to-day shopping

You Shop at Fry’s…we get money to help our Shop with a Cop Project Blue Christmas program!

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It’s time to re-enroll in the Fry’s Community Rewards Program! If you haven’t re-enrolled or enrolled as of August 1, 2015, follow the steps below to continue earning dollars for AZLEOS every time you shop.
1. Go to www.FrysCommunityRewards.com
2. Click on ‘Sign-In’ and enter your email and password
3. Click on your name (top right hand corner), under ‘Account Summary’ scroll down to “Community Rewards”.
4. Click on ‘Edit’ under Community Rewards.
5. Under Find Our Organization: Enter AZLEOS then select ‘search’.
6. Under ‘Select Your Organization’, click on the circle next to AZLEOS, Then click on ‘Enroll’. Thank you!
If you enrolled your Fry’s V.I.P. card prior to August 1, 2015, you’ll need to re-enroll for the 2015-2016 program.

Wrap up!! Project Blue Back to School 2015 was a huge success!

 

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Arizona LEOS was delighted to take part of this great event city wide event on August 5th, as part of our Project  Blue Back to School program, along with other great agencies. I just want to thank the Scottsdale Lions Clubs for coming out to vision screen all the kids, MCCCD PD for coming out to spend time with the kids and do community policing, Rio Salado Community College for working with Delta Dental on Toothbrushes and Toothpaste kits, the Scottsdale Active 20/30 club for helping AZ LEOS with a grant for the event, and Jane D’Amelio with RIGHT TOYOTA/HONDA for sponsoring the event through AZ LEOS, and to the Exchange Club of Scottsdale for donating to help the kids at Family Promise AZ for their After Care program and for spending all morning volunteering at the event! Thank you to all and to all the volunteers who donated their time to be at the event on August 5th at Scottsdale Stadium.  It was a long but fulfilling and fun day!

Scottsdale Exchange Club helping find socks for kids

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Scottsdale Lion’s Clubs doing Vision Screening

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Thank you to AZLEOS sponsors and volunteers and to Cooper Merrill our “sock goddess”  for making this event successful!

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Thank you to the City of Scottsdale and SUSD for putting this event on for the past 40 years.  Here are all of the sponsors for the entire event this year!IMG_1786 It is truly a community effort for something like this to happen and 800+ kids get clothes and school supplies and the opportunity to interact positively with cops and learn about college and get their eyes and teeth screened!  Congrats to all on a great job!

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Thank you to Jersey Mikes and Chick-fil-a for providing free food for our volunteers!  We were starving!

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AZLEOS starts a new program…Code 3 PRIDE Sports!

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Nothing teaches lifelong lessons like participating in sports. When you become part of a team you learn that your individual effort is meaningless unless the rest of the team performs at their peak ability and the team’s effort is meaningless unless you are performing at your peak ability. This simple principle is a guiding principle in the world of First Responders also.

When Officers respond to any call they must be the consummate team mate. They must perform their part of the call to the best of their abilities, while trusting that the other responding Officers are performing their duties at their peak abilities or chaos reigns and people get hurt.

Code 3 PRIDE Sports is a program that will build on the principle of teamwork, while blending in mentorship and instilling the drive to achieve more.

The program will be based on a partnerships between Colleges, teams of multi-agency First Responders, At-Risk Teens, Collegiate level coaches and current college players as assistant coaches.

Each participating College will host both a First Responder team and an At-Risk Teen team. These two teams will practice and scrimmage together and play under the same team name. The two teams will be coached by volunteer collegiate level coaches and volunteer current collegiate players as their assistant coaches.

As these two groups practice and play together the At-Risk teens, who may never have had the opportunity to play organized sports will not only learn those valuable life lessons of Teamwork, but they will also get to see First Responders in a new light. Mentorships will evolve all around; the At-Risk Teens and the volunteer collegiate players will have the opportunity get to know and understand the men and women behind the uniforms and perhaps decide that a career of a First Responder is for them.

The collegiate players will not only have the opportunity to be mentees, but will be able to be mentors and role models in their own right with the At-risk Teens. Many of the At-risk Teens will either have been told that college is not an option for them or have never been exposed to higher education. The collegiate players will be in the unique position to inspire the At-risk teens that not only is being a college student an option, but being a college student-athlete is an option.

After practicing together for 6 weeks the First Responder and At-risk Teen teams from each school will play the other teams from the other participating colleges. The season will culminate in a championship tournament for a trophy and bragging rights.