Badge of Heart

Helping families most vulnerable

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Nov 20, 2018 - Badge of Heart assisted LASD Deputy in sponsoring two families in South El Monte.  Both mothers have Stage 4 terminal Cancer.  A complete Thanksgiving dinner was given. Gift cards for clothes and food will also be provided for Christmas. If you would like to help this family, please make a donation on this site.  Thank you.


Nov 18, 2018 - Badge of Heart hosted its 4th Annual Turkey Basket giveaway.  500 families from the Communities of Venice, Mar Vista, Palms and South LA benefited from our program.  Many Thanks to our Sponsors of Wilshire Law Firm, HHLA, Drollinger Charitable Family Foundation, The Parking Spot, Kaiser, SoCalGas, LAWA, Eric Semel, Miki Payne and Smart & Final.


Nov 5, 2018 - A local elementary School contacted BOH for assistance.  A month ago  Mr. Lopez passed away of a Heart Attack.  The situation left the family without a provider.  Mrs. Lopez now works at a restaurant where she makes less than her rent and not to mention other utility bills to pay for.  To ease some of the pain,  Badge of Heart donated $1,000 in cash to help pay for utilities, gas, car insurance and clothing for her 4 daughters.  $250.00 in gift cards for food and clothes was also donated.   We pray that her situation will improve.  To help, please make a donation.


Sept 30, 2018 - Badge of Heart hosted its 1st Annual BOH 911 Ride.  The event started from HBHarley in Westminster and ended at the Gaslamp Restaurant and Bar in the City of Long Beach.  The event drew 300 riders from 1st responders and citizens.  Riders came out from as far as Arizona, Las Vegas and San Diego PD.  Money raised will go to the family of fallen Long Beach Fire Captain Dave Rosa and other future 1st responders in need.  The event was sponsored by Gunfighters MC, Long Beach Fire Department and Wilshire Law Firm.  


Aug 17, 2018 - Officer Espinosa came across a wonderful family who was a victim of a assault and also living in a Homeless shelter in DTLA.  This family was down on there luck and was very respectfully to Law Enforcement during there investigation of the Assault.  BOH was contacted and donated $400 to this family for back to School supplies and clothes.  Officer Espinosa also donated $300 to buy kids Toys and other fun stuff.  Great Job!


​​July 27, 2018 - BOH was approached by Officers who is investigation a Sexual Assault victim.  The suspect (Husband) was arrested.  However, the situation left her family in financial desperation.  BOH contributed an undisclosed amount of money to help this family move forward.


July 25, 2018 - BOH donated $400 worth of Khols, JC Penney & Target gift cards to the "White family" (See Pic) from Oakwood in Venice.  The cards will be used to provide clothes for her two sons for this upcoming school season.  


June 1, 2018 - Badge of Heart sponsors Shenandoah's Street Elementary School entire 5th grade class.  Food, drinks & prizes were given out for there special day.


April 26, 2018 - Badge of Heart and Wilshire Law Firm donated $7,000 to help 60 Seniors from David Starr Jordan HS in Watts to attend their Senior Prom at the Biltmore Hotel in DTLA.


​Nov 18/19, 2017 - Badge of Heart hosted its 3rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at Pacific Division.  450 Families benefited by receiving a Turkey and 4 side dishes. 


In addition to Pacific, BOH hosted its 1st Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway at Harbor Division.  150 Families from the San Pedo and Wilmington area benefited with a Turkey and 4 side dishes. 


The event was a huge success and would like to Thank our sponsors at the Howard Hughes Center, Drollinger Family Foundation, Wilshire Law Firm, The Parking Spot, Equity Office, L.A World Airports, Kaiser Permanente, & Smart & Final. 


Sept 21, 2017 - Two Los Angeles Police Officers assigned to Harbor Division contacted Badge of Heart to help a family in need.  A mother of three were victims of a vicious crime in which two of her children were severely burned from an Arsonist.  A Gofundme account has been set up, to help with food, clothes, living expenses and medical bills.  To help, please go to www.gofundme.com/wilmingtonfire 


April 26, 2017 - Responded to an Investigate an ID Theft of an 80 yr old young lady.  Over a 3 yr period, $25k was unlawfully taken from her bank account leaving her with only $9 in her pocket and No Food.  To brighter her day, we went out and bought her a weeks Groceries from Vons and a Gift Card to keep her moving forward.  Without any local family members, we will continue to monitor her progress.  To help, please  donate  on her behalf.


​March 26, 2017 - Mission Accomplished!!  Officer Perez and Detective Winstanley from LAPD Pacific Division reached out to us to help them Sponsor a family in need. Mother of two fled from her abusive boyfriend leaving them living in an RV with minimal living items. We helped by providing them with food, department store gift cards, stuffed animals and a dinner card for her 11 y/o Autistic daughter who turned 12 today. Emotions got the better of us. We are truly blessed to be able to help.


November 19, 2016 -​ Badge of Heart hosted its 2nd Annual Turkey Giveaway.  Up to 500 deserving families from Venice, Mar Vista, Westchester & Culver City will be invited to receive a free compete dinner that includes a Turkey, Stuffing, Rice, Beans, Mac n Cheese, Corn and Vegetables.  The event was a huge success and all items were given out in less than 2 hours. This event is made possible from donations and sponsorship provided by our local residence and Business owners.  


​​October 15, 2016 - A note from a Mom.  

I just wanted to take some time out to thank and express so much gratitude to an amazing organization Badge of Heart and to LAPD Officer JessiBeth Gutz-Gonz for helping Ian get an ipad... If you don't know Ian is severely autistic and non verbal and uses his ipad on the daily to soothe himself and also to learn.  He just learned the abc's and happy birthday. Well recently Ians ipad took a fall and broke and of course i was worried about fixing it and just the cost and that's when they stepped in to offer Ian a new one. I am so grateful and just humbled that they would help Ian out and just wanted to share how much kindness people who don't know Ian would go out of their way to help him. This will always hold just a huge place in my heart


June 30, 2016 - While on patrol, Badge of Heart is assisting a 18 y/o who was on the verge of losing his 41 y/o mother due to terminal Cancer.  Due to financial struggles, they were evicted from their apartment and both he and his 13 y/o sister are now living with separate friends. His mother remained at the Hospital.  If you would like to help this family visit:  www.gofundme.com/aycarmona   

October 12, 2016  Update:  Maricela passed away and now resting in peace.


June 11, 2016 - Badge of Heart held it's 1st Annual School Supply Kit giveaway.  400 5th graders from 7 local Elementary Schools participated.  The event was huge success and many kids and their families also collaborated with local Police Officers.  The smiles on their faces was priceless.  Badge of Heart would also like to Thank our event Sponsor,  "Drollinger Properties". 

Partnering with our local Businesses will continue to make us grow and help many deserving families.




 




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