On 08/04/12, Sgt. Scott Gipson and Lt. Charles White orchestrated the 2nd annual Cram the Car campaign for the Madisonville Police Department. The Detail was a community project started last year by Gipson and White. This year officers and citizens police academy alumni volunteered their time on Saturday and asked shoppers from Wal-Mart and K-Mart in Madisonville to cram police cars with extra school supplies to be donated to Hopkins County Youth. Chief Wade Williams would like to think every citizens who graciously gave to the cause. A total of $6900.00 worth of school supplies were donated between the locations by the citizens who gave.
On Sunday, November 3, 2012, the Madisonville Police Department (MPD) C Squad members, Lt. Matt Enlow, Sgt. Ryan Clark, Ptl. Sean McCance, Ptl. Heath Owens, Ptl. Daniel Cavanah and Paul Haynie, alongside the cadets from HCCHS AFJROTC, gathered together for “Operation Give Back.”
The mission of Operation Give Back is to seek monetary donations for the residents of the Eddie Ballard Western Kentucky Veteran’s Center. Additionally, this operation allowed the residents of Hopkins County to join together to give thanks and show support and appreciation of the brave men and women who fought for our country, and for their dedication and sacrifices.
The pride that Hopkins County has for our veterans and their service to our great nation was evident as over $3000.00 was collected.
The Fraternal Order of Police was assisted by the Madisonville Police Department (MPD), the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Madisonville Citizens Police Academy Alumni (CPA) at Walmart for the annual Cops and Kids children’s Christmas program. 135 kids made it out on 12/08/12 for the shopping followed by a visit with Santa and a movie at Capitol 8.
As part of their regular community projects, squad B from Madisonville Police Department hosted a food drive for local school students.
Backpack Blessings is a program that Hopkins County schools uses to provide snacks and quick dinners for students registered with the Family Resource Centers for federal free and/or reduced lunches. This program was designed to ensure those students have food on weekends when lunch is not being provided to them by the school.
On Saturday April 13, 2013, Squad B officers stood outside of Madisonville Kroger and Market Place grocery stores collecting food products donated by community citizens. They encouraged shoppers to grab a little something extra for a child in the community who may be going without.
As you can see this community is awesome. Their support echos what a great town and county we live in.
A special thanks to Madisonville Police Department, Squad A, for their time on 05/01/13 at the Madisonville Rotary Club Auction. These officers answered phone bids to help raise money to benefit the youth of Hopkins County. Thank you Rotary for allowing us to help.
Not sure what to say other than THANK YOU !!! Hopkins County residents are awesome. Where other than Madisonville can you spend 4 hours on a Saturday at Wal-Mart and K-Mart and have donated the following:
# of Items Description of Items
72 Pencil boxes
6 Bottles of Germ-X
1 Bottle of aspirin
4 Handi wipes
1 Scotch tape
77 Packs of erasers
324 Packs of loose leaf paper/150 sheets per pack
2,603 Spiral notebooks
152 Bottles & sticks of glue
81 Boxes of markers
24 Notebook binders
60 Packages of pens
90 Pencil sharpeners
35 Various composition books
393 Boxes of colored pencils
18 Packs of mechanical pencils
6 Packs of miscellaneous sharpies
198 Pairs of scissors
742 Packs of wooden pencils
3 Packs of underwear
3 Pair of underwear
1 Stick of Secret
1 Pack of shirts
1 Pack of socks
4 Mini staplers
1 Pack of index cards
1 Color pad tablet
Over $5000.00 dollars worth of school supplies and a $1000.00 cash were donated. We tried to buy more supplies with the cash but you guys bought up everything. The items and left over cash were given to Pennyrile Allied Community Services to be distributed to our Hopkins County School Resource Centers. Thanks Again for your support.
A special shout out to the CPA Alumni for your time sorting and delivering the items !!!!!!