On Thursday 14- Nov. Bogota Police Chief John Burke, along with other members of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Foundation, made a donation of supplies to the Alfred J. Thomas Veterans Home in Garfield , NJ. Named after Bogota VFW post 5561 member Alfred Thomas it is an eight bedroom resident that assists homeless veterans who need a safe place to stay and are need of professional aid to help them during hard times. The Chief Foundation provided items such as clothing, towels, blankets, jacket, and items for personal use to the home. A donation of food and a check for $500 was also given to aid the Veterans in the residents.
The Bergen County Police Chiefs Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) corporation whose Board consists of
active and retired Police Chiefs as well as Associate, Affiliate and Honorary Life members of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association.The primary purpose of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Foundation is to identify and support the needs of active and retired US Military personnel in Bergen County and their families and provide financial support where needed.the Bergen County Police Chiefs Foundation will also identify and support charitable, educational and financial initiatives to Bergen County individuals and groups in need of assistance. For more information about the Foundation, or to donate to it please go to: www.bcpcf.org or call 201-240-0081
Chief John Burke (Bogota), Chief Kevin Amos (Garfield) Retired Chief Michael Affrunti (Dumont), two of the veterans, Trudi Dial (BCPCA Foundation Executive Director, and Retired Chief Robert DeWald (Palisades Interstate Parkway Police).
photo provided by John Burke