With flowers, food and donations, Charlotte community grapples with officers’ deaths

Excerpts from the Charlotte Observer


The Hood Hargett Breakfast Club is raising $200,000 to help local officers pay deductibles for mental health counseling through Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Foundation’s Help for Our Heroes fund. By Tuesday morning, Harris Teeter grocery store based in Matthews and steel producer Nucor in Charlotte had each donated $25,000 to the club. Radio One focused on fundraising for the Foundation all day Tuesday, and Adams Outdoor posted billboards around Charlotte memorializing the officers and their sacrifice.

Adams Outdoor Advertising had put up billboards throughout Charlotte that read “Help Our Heroes” with four dark blue and four light blue stars representing the eight officers killed and wounded while serving a warrant on Monday. 

“We are sure there will be many who need help in dealing with all that has happened, and as a club and community, we want to show our support and make sure the funds are in place to help each of them,” Hood Hargett Executive Director Jenn Snyder Gibson said in an email to The Charlotte Observer. Hood Hargett is a is a business development and civic group.

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