DON'T GET SCAMMED AS A RESULT OF THE BOSTON TRAGEDY
As the tragic events of the Boston Marathon are still fresh in our mind, you can bet that bottom-feeding scam artists are busy concocting some sort of fake charity. Soon they will be calling on you with stories of tragedy and heart-wrenching photos of victims. Don't fall for this! Currently there are three known charities assisting in this event. The Salvation Army has set up feeding and comfort stations for first responders and investigators assigned to the crime scene. The American Red Cross is assisting relatives in locating victims of the blast as well as organizing blood drives.
According to TheDomains, more than 20 sites have been registered with names that appear to raise funds for victims of Monday’s Boston explosions, but many appear suspicious since they are not associated with official charities. Some websites have just been licensed by individuals.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by this event. Their link is below should you wish to help.
Want to help locally? Visit a local blood bank. A quick needle stick, an hour of your time and some snacks at the end is all it takes to potentially save a life here or afar. Blood banks always need blood regardless of national events.
As an emergency service provider, LCPD is proud of our fellow brothers and sisters who ran toward danger when many were running away from it. There is no doubt that the quick actions of those first responders saved lives and protected crucial evidence.
Congratulations to LCPD Information Technology Systems Administrator Luke Dubin (2nd from left) on being selected as the April 2013 City of Lancaster Employee of the Month! Luke is a one-man I.T. department who is responsible for all things technical and electronic at the Police Bureau. He constantly goes above and beyond to keep things up and running and is always working on new ways to improve our technological needs. He recently received a letter of commendation from the District Attorney's Office for his IT assistance in a homicide investigation.