CCPD collects donations for officers affected by historic floods

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CAPE CORAL, Fla.- The Cape Coral Police Department is sending some much-needed help to their brothers and sisters with the Baton Rouge Police Department, affected by the recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana.

“When you see the coverage of a natural disaster like that, it tugs at your heart,” said Sgt. Dana Coston with CCPD. “They know that they have a job to do, they’re going to take care of their community, but in the back of their mind, they are thinking of all the things they need to do to take care of their children, their families.”

Through Friday, officers are asking for the public’s help collecting donations to send to Louisiana.

“I can tell you anyone that is willing to lend a hand, so there’s one less thing for them to think about during their 12-hour shift, makes all the difference,” Coston said.

Cape Coral police are asking for unopened items such as undershirts, underwear, socks, and deodorant. Baby items like diapers and non-perishable formula are also needed.

Donations can be dropped off at:

  • Cape Coral Police Department- 1100 Cultural Park Blvd.
  • Chester Street Resource Center- 4816 Chester St.
  • Sip and Send- 2135 Santa Barbara Blvd.

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