Mount Laurel FOP 191
Charitable Giving Program
The Mount Laurel FOP Lodge 191 supports a variety of local, regional, and national charities. We receive requests from members, community organizations, and other groups. Each request is evaluated based upon several factors to include our current budget for giving, the relationship of the organization to the community, the realtionship of the organization to a member, the relationship of the organization to public safety in general, and other significant factors.
There are some requests that are unusual and out of the norm. These requests are evaluated on a case by case basis by the lodge.
Presently the Lodge supports the following organizations.
ALS Association : The ALS Association relentlessly pursues its mission to help people living with ALS and to leave no stone unturned in search for the cure of the progressive neurodegenerative disease Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The lodge supports this organization on behalf of our own retired member Dominic Calabrese who suffers from this disease.
Catholic Charities of Burlington County- Lodge 191 is 3rd largest supporter in Burlington County. Prior to Thanksgiving 2007 the lodge partnered with Wegman's of Mount Laurel to provide food for needy families during the holiday.
Holy Cross High School: The lodge is supporting a renovation of the locker rooms and team rooms at the school along with other police organizations in the county.
George Bowman Survivor Fund
Lenape High School Basketball and Cheerleading (Lenape Cheer and Hoops)
Lenape High School Scholarships: The Lodge annually donates two one thousand dollar scholarships to be distributed to graduating seniors.
Mount Laurel Rotary Club: The Rotary Club is a charitible sevice organization that supports a variety of other organizations including local Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, the Lenape Interact Club, Paulsdale and others. The rotary club meets Wednesdays at 12:15 at the Laurel Creek Country Club. Annually the lodge partners with the Rotary to distribute baskets of food and gifts to needy families in the Mount Laurel area.
Roy T. Well's Fund: Roy Wells is an active Maple Shade Police Officer stricken with ALS commonly known as Lou Gehrigs Disease.
Special Olympics: FOP Members annually particpate in the NJ Law Enforcement Torch Run along with officers from many other Burlington County agencies. The FOP sponsors these members each year with a $1000.00 donation to the Special Olympics.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk