BURTON, Mich. (WJRT) – There was no shortage of community support for these two officers after Tuesday’s shooting. So many people want to reach out and help.
ELGA Credit Union on Wednesday established a Heroes Fund to benefit injured officers and their families.
“It’s the holiday season, and they and their families are going to go through tough times, so the funds will go directly to the leaders and their families,” said Terry Katzur, executive vice president of ELGA Credit Union.
Money raised through the Heroes’ Fund will help families cope with medical expenses, lost wages and other expenses.
Officer Dalton Christie is with the Burton Police Department and Deputy Brandon Fachting is with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, two agencies with which ELGA is heavily involved throughout the year.
“Almost every fundraiser that we have in this community, whether it’s diaper drive or one of those types of things where we’re trying to raise money, trying to promote awareness on something, hey , always together for us and when something happens they need our help. We also want to be there for them, “Katzur said.
Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson said Christie was in fair condition while Fachting was in critical condition at Hurley Medical Center. Both should survive.
“I heard this news last night and immediately started contacting members of our management team, telling them that we need to get involved and make sure we are doing something to help them. I mean, no time. is obviously not the right time for a tragedy. With it being the holiday season, we want to get this out quickly and make sure they support them, “Katzur said.
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Businesses or individuals interested in donating items to a silent auction to help raise funds for officers and their families can email the event organizer at [email protected].