Wounded Blue is a statewide organization that helps members of law enforcement after they're injured on the job.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
A non-profit that helps wounded members of
law enforcement is getting a financial boost to reach even more people.
Wounded Blue is a statewide organization that
helps members of law enforcement after they're injured on the job. The group
will step in to pay co-pays or other bills if needed.
The group also partners with churches to get
ramps built for wheelchair-bound recipients.
Monday, a North Alabama business run by Frank
Williams donated $5,000 to the organization.
"Because we are privately funded, we need
people to donate, because that's how we're able to respond," said Wounded Blue's
president, Freda Muncey. "All of the officers and board members are volunteers.
They're not paid for their time or services. To be able to respond, we need
great people in the community like Mr. Williams."
"I'm excited that she was courageous enough,
her organization, to try to get this off the ground," said Williams. "I hope to
help her reach more people, to support the organization."
Wounded Blue is currently helping five
injured officers across the state.
Friday, August 29 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:50:26 GMT
Special Judge Hollis McGehee has decided to dismiss an election challenge filed by Chris McDaniel..More >>
Special Judge Hollis McGehee has decided to dismiss an election challenge filed by Chris McDaniel. The judge announced his decision Friday in Gulfport, but that may not be the end to the legal battle between the two candidates.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:30:06 GMT
Gruesome and disturbing new details were revealed Friday morning in a pre-trial hearing for the man accused of killing 5-year-old Janaya ThompsonMore >>
Gruesome and disturbing new details were revealed Friday morning in a pre-trial hearing for the man accused of killing 5-year-old Janaya Thompson. The Gulfport girl was sexually assaulted and strangled in July. Alberto Julio Garcia is charged with capital murder in the case. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-08-29 22:45:32 GMT
It was a short and simple ceremony on the Biloxi Town Green Friday morning to mark the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. High school students solemnly read the names of those killed by the storm.More >>
A small crowd gathered on the town green in Biloxi on Friday morning for the annual Hurricane Katrina observance. Nine years after the storm, Mayor A.J. Holloway acknowledged the tremendous losses, but also talked about the significant progress that's been made in the years since.More >>