Texas Auxiliary - Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. Introduces New Director

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March 16, 2015 - PRLog -- The Texas Auxiliary of Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is under the new leadership of Alissa Atkinson, the wife of a Corporal with the Texas Department of Public Safety - Highway Patrol.

Formed in 2012, the Auxiliary program of this national 501(c)(3) organization, is growing with a presence in nearly all fifty states.  Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. was formed in 2006 to serve as a positive voice for law enforcement officers and a support system for their families.  Its programs and purpose are built on the foundation of the thin blue line – that no one is alone and that law enforcement is one family.

With each of its programs serving a different area of law enforcement, Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. is poised to provide professional, thoughtful, and inspirational care to anyone in the law enforcement community who reaches out with a need.

Blue Line Kids is focused on children from law enforcement families ages birth to 18, which provides a safe and fun environment for its many enriching opportunism.  From PenPals to a unique Excellence Program, from movie nights hosted by local police departments to coloring contests and more – this secure network of LE kids is one of our prized programs.

Families Behind the Badge is set up to provide a unique outreach to the extended family of law enforcement.  In a line of work as stressful and dangerous as police work, we are happy to be equipped with a program that extends its reach to anyone who may be impacted.

K.A.R.E. (K-9 Assistance Recognition Education) is a program for K-9s.  Upon retirement of a dog, often times the responsibility of the animal is put into the hands of the handler and their family, K.A.R.E. is prepared to provide assistance with medical expenses for retired K-9s through fundraisers and to serve as a voice for those who are loyal to the very end.

H.A.L.O.S. (Helping Aid Lost Officers’ Survivors) honors each and every officer lost in the line of duty by providing condolence to the family through our Angel outreach program and through the BLK H.A.L.O.S. quilt program, which provides a blanket to each child of a fallen officer.  WBTB also plants a tree for each year of service in one of two National parks in CA and MI to honor the life of the fallen.

It is only through the dedication, talent and service of our volunteers that these programs are made possible.  Wives Behind the Badge, Inc. does not have a paid staff, but boasts nearly 500 volunteers throughout the United States who stand poised to give back to those who give so much.  The Texas Auxiliary is currently seeking new volunteers in areas of Blue Line Kids, Families Behind the Badge, K.A.R.E., H.A.L.O.S., and other staff positions, such as Treasurer, and Secretary.  A volunteer is not required to be the wife of a law enforcement officer, but all volunteers must complete the application process in order to begin working with the organization.  More details can be found on the organization’s website or by emailing the state director.

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Alissa Atkinson
texas.auxiliary@wivesbehindthebadge.org
682-237-9282
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