100 Club of Arizona assisting family of fallen Phoenix police officer
PHOENIX — The 100 Club of Arizona is doing what it does best right now by supporting the men and women who wear the badge.
In less than 24 hours, the public has stepped up to help the family of fallen Phoenix Police Commander Greg Carnicle. He was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sunday.
The 100 Club’s mission is to provide financial assistance to families of first responders who are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty.
“People are at home right now looking at their family and they see that there’s another family out there who sadly does not have the privilege of seeing their family member again,” Angela Harrolle, president of the 100 Club of Arizona, told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Monday. “People are recognizing that and want to support our survivors fund.”
The 100 Club’s survivor benefit fund is an initial $15,000 that goes to the line of duty death family.
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“People are wanting to support our survivors fund and we are forever grateful,” Harrolle said. “The families will forever have access to these funds for whatever their needs may be as they arise in the years come.”
Donations can be made online, through the Facebook page or by texting “100 Club” to 243-725.
But the donations don’t only support families of those who have died in the line of duty.
“Those funds also support our line of duty injuries and are going to support both of the officers that have undergone surgery and have quite a bit of recovery ahead of them,” Harrolle added.
Phoenix police officers Marissa Dowhan, 23, and Alicia Hubert, 22, were shot in the same incident that killed Carnicle. The two officers have serious injuries but are expected to recover.
Hubert on Tuesday was released from the hospital, Phoenix police said.
The 100 Club’s support isn’t just financial. The organization is often at the hospital or families doorsteps within hours. But times are different right now.
“At this time were in such a unique place in the sense that we are all practicing social distancing,” Harrolle said. “Whereas where we would normally go straight to the hospital now we are forced to stand back a little guarded but ready.”