The Indiana State Police Honor Guard completed a short fundraiser to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief, supporting the efforts of 11 other State Police Honor Guard teams with over $2300 in contributions.
During the week of September 25th, troopers from across the nation, including five members of the ISP Honor Guard, attended the 3rd Biennial Honor Guard Conference hosted by the Delaware State Police. Leading up to the conference, Cabela’s donated a cooler that was later decaled and decorated with Delaware State Police colors and logos. A silent auction was conducted and the cooler was won by Trooper IV Gabriel Macias of the Texas Highway Patrol.
Attending troopers began trying to develop creative ideas for a way to relay and deliver the cooler to Trooper Macias in Texas. The idea was formed to relay it via multiple state honor guard teams, and in the process coordinate with Cabela’s to raise funds to assist sworn and civilian Texas Department of Public Safety employees who were effected by Hurricane Harvey. The plan for all Honor Guard members involved is that when the cooler arrives to Trooper Macias, it will arrive with a full donation to help those who put their personal distress aside and help others effected by the storm.
Last week, members of the ISP Honor Guard teamed up with Cabela’s stores in Noblesville and Hammond for five hours at each store, and collectively accepted over $2300 in contributions. The gracious generosity from citizens in the Hoosier State raised more money than any state the cooler had visited to-date.
The ISP Honor Guard humbly thanks all who contributed to this project and the relief efforts, as well as Cabela’s in Noblesville and Hammond for their overwhelming support.