First Responders Foundation donates more than $118,000 to nonprofits in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco

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First Responders Foundation donates more than $118,000 to nonprofits in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco

First Responders Foundation donates more than $118,000 to nonprofits in honor of Officer Kerrie Orozco

Under the direction of Kerrie Orozco’s family, the First Responders Foundation selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands as one of seven deserving organizations closest to Kerrie’s heart. Kerrie’s mother and aunt presented the checks to each organization at the press conference on Monday, December 7, 2015.

OPD Officer Kerrie Orozco was tragically killed in the line of duty on May 20, 2015. She was known for her volunteerism, community activism and support for many honorable organizations making a difference every day.

Immediately following her death, the First Responders Foundation created Kerrie’s Causes, a public fundraising campaign to assure her name lives on forever.

Over the past few months, the community has been touched by the legacy of fallen Officer Kerrie Orozco. Seven local organizations received a portion of donations made in her memory to ensure the longevity of the causes closest to her heart.

Officer Orozco volunteered at the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands as a baseball coach. She put a big focus on making sure the kids knew just how special they are.

The money awarded to the Boys & Girls Clubs will go towards a Kerrie Orozco scholarship and fund a much needed van to transport Club members from school to Club everyday.

Other organizations awarded include:
University of Nebraska Foundation
Iowa COPS
Special Olympics of Nebraska
PACE
Big Dogs Huge Paws, Inc.
Black Police Officers Association


My life and my family's foundation was established at the Boys Clubs back in the late 60's. My mother believed in what the Club meant in our lives and I will celebrate my 35th year in the Movement this year. I am so honored to have learned from the some of the best men around…Bill Hinckley, Tom Davis, Ike Snell, Dwight Day, Fred Schott, Don Preister, Maurice Lambert, Lonnie McIntosh, Walter Henderson, Wayne Houston and Bob Solonynka.