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Construction Fund for DRPO&MP

Tax deductible

The Desert Refuge for Peace Officers & Military Personnel (DRPO&MP)
is a place of hospitality, healing, support and solitude. The Refuge welcomes all races, cultures, and faiths to foster personal and spiritual awareness. The DRPO&MP offers active and retired law enforcement officers, military personnel and their families a place to gather strength and support for dealing with stress, trauma, career issues and life crisis.

What We Need:
The Refuge is in the process of constructing additional buildings at the Joshua Tree facility to comfortably accommodate those in need of assistance. Through donations, assistance of volunteers and faith we have completed our planning stages for the facility and are in the process to start construction but we need financial assistance to make the upgrades a reality. Our goal is to raise $50,000.00 that will include the following buildings within the Refuge.

·      Cottages

·      Conference Area

·      Educational & Resource Center

·      Inter-Faith Chapel

The DRPO&MP is a non-profit 501(3) organization and is governed by a Board of Directors who volunteer and are not paid employees. Therefore, 100% of all charitable donations help the Refuge to further expand the facility and the services it provides to those who keep us safe and ensure our freedom.

DRPO&MP Website:


Charlie Beck, Chief, LAPD
Brent Braun, Esq., SSA, FBI (retired)
Frank Clayman-Cook, PhD.
Steve Cooley, L.A. District Attorney (retired)
Joe Deladuranty, Chief, Irwindale P.D. (retired)
Beatrice Girmala, Assistant Chief, LAPD
Mary Glen, PhD
Robert Kellar, Mayor, Santa Clarita
David Kesterson
Rabbi Chaim Kolodny
Scott LaChasse, Chief, Burbank P.D.
Jim McDonnell, Sheriff, L.A. County
Bernard K. Melekian, Undersheriff, SBCo.
Art Miller, Chief, South Pasadena P.D.
Michael Moore, Assistant Chief, LAPD
Rabbi Sam Newman
Chap. Mark O’Sullivan, P.S. Ed. Resources
Sharon Papa, Chief, Hermosa Beach P.D.
John Torres, ADIC, ATF (retired)
Frank Virgallito, Sgt., LAPD (retired)
Dennis Zine, L.A. City Councilman (retired)

Refuge Location:
Desert Refuge for Police Officers & Military Personnel
3961 Avenida del Sol, Joshua Tree, CA. 92252


Ray Gallego
Joshua Tree, CA
Desert Refuge Of Peace Officers Inc
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.

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