SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County SWAT Team raises funds for charity each year, and this year was no exception. On Thursday, May 2, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Department will present a check to the Salvation Army’s Sally’s House, having raised $6,000.
The funds were raised by selling SWAT calendars, and will go toward food, clothing, toys, and other needs for foster children in Spokane County and across Washington state.
After presenting the check, children at Sally’s house will have the opportunity to sit in a Tactical vehicle and get to know some of Spokane’s SWAT Team members.
“Most of these kids have a negative view of law enforcement,” said Major Ken Perine, Salvation Army Spokane Corps officer. “Their experiences with police officers and deputies are typically only as ‘the people who took them away from Mommy or Daddy.’"
"We are so grateful that Spokane County SWAT raises these funds and then interacts with the children here so that the kids can know that these are big guys with big hearts, here to protect them, not hurt them. It’s truly a beautiful sight to see.”
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