Shannon Brewery‘s annual Back the Blue Event to benefit Peace Officers’ Angels Foundation was held on Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 12pm – 4pm. Many people came out to support POAF’s mission, which is assisting our critically injured men and women of law enforcement.
The event featured a BBQ truck, a menu of great beer from Shannon Brewery, a relaxed indoor and outdoor atmosphere, a 50/50 contest, in which lucky winners received prizes, good music and plenty of parking. POAF was able to get the crowd to come together to make a Public Service Announcement about the “Move Over” law, which protects officers and public workers from falling victim to being hit while on the side of the road.
POAF was founded in memory of Corporal Rick Barreda, son of founder Maria Barreda-Alvarado, who was killed in the line of duty on February 14, 1997.
POAF is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All donations are tax deductible. Every dollar that is donated goes to assist or benefit our injured officers. POAF does not have any employees, nor pays a salary to our board members. We operate solely with volunteers.
I’m never going to pass up an opportunity no matter what time of day or night to let injured officers know that we are here for them and apply every ounce of the letter and the spirit of our mission to assist them and their families.” – Maria Barreda-Alvarado
If you missed this event, and want to help the brave men and women behind the badge who keep us safe every day, you can always make a donation at poaf.org and/or let us know if you can volunteer to help! If you made a donation and need a receipt for tax purposes, please let us know at poaf.org.
We know that times are tough and some of us have decreased or temporarily suspended income because of COVID-19, but every dollar helps! Please stay safe and follow the mandates of your city, county, state and country. We pray for you all to stay safe – and remember that together, we can get through this! God bless.