Those donating to the Widows & Orphans' Trust fund during the months of January 2015.
The Widows and Orphans' Trust Fund provides death benefits for Association members, whether they are active or retired. A one-time benefit of up to $2,400 is paid, almost immediately, to the member's surviving spouse and dependents. If a member has no spouse or dependent children, financial assistance may be paid to adult, non-dependent children to help with funeral costs. In July 2007, trustees of the Widows and Orphans' Trust Fund agreed to increase the death benefit to $10,000 for survivors of CAHP members killed in the line-of-duty.
When an in the line of duty death occurs in an allied law enforcement agency, the trust fund makes a donation to the officer's surviving spouse or dependent children.
Area squad clubs, private citizens and businesses are frequent and generous donors to the Widows and Orphans' Trust Fund. Among them this month are: