Pastor James needs a new ride
Pastor James is a huge part of our police department family . We all know what he sacrifices to serve us in our time of need. One of the things he relies on the most is his transportation or truck. This truck that he is driving is literally breaking down on a monthly basis. The importance of a good operating vehicle for Pastor James is critical. Not only does he drive to peoples homes to provide free counseling, he also does weddings, funerals and most importantly drives to San Diego weekly to take care of his granddaughter. Myself as well as Gallegos , Schmidt , Chang , Capps , Barajas , Meers, Polopek and Herrera have already started to pool money . We are asking that everyone chip in for a guy that puts us before himself. Lets get Pastor James into a new ride!+ Read More
I wanna personally thank everyone who participated in this campaign. This was a collective effort that started with Greg Gallegos mentioning we should fix up Pastor James truck. We all know how it grew and just want to reiterate that this could not have been done without everyone’s contributions. Thank you all for your help! Pastor James feels very loved.
Today Officer Meers and myself were invited to present Pastor James’s campaign to the Kiwanis Club and they donated $1000! The Kiwanis Club is a great organization and is a strong supporter of the Garden Grove Police Department. Thank you, Kiwanis Club for your generous donation!
This campaign is going great! Pastor James will appreciate the amount of support he is receiving, I am sure. We collectively agreed that the best venue for the presentation of the vehicle will be at the police association awards banquet . We want to make it as inclusive as possible and believe this would be the best time and place to do it . Ok with that being said I need to ask everyone to do their best to keep James in the dark about the gift for the next month, since it is a surprise. The entire Garden Grove Police Department family, past and present, appreciate everyone's support for Pastor James.
As this campaign for Pastor James gets bigger and starts to reach out to people outside of our police department, I feel the need to explain how important he is to all of us. Pastor James embodies the word selfless. He gives all of himself to others, asking nothing in return. He has been known to drop anything at a moments notice to help someone in need. Whether it's comforting someone in mourning, praying with the sick, or witnessing a marriage, each and every one of us has been touched by Pastor James in some way. The outpouring of support is a reflection of his extraordinary character and faith. No matter where you are in life, good or bad, Pastor James is always there to celebrate your victories and support you in times of need. Many of the miles he has put on his vehicle are from driving to meet and offer free counseling to anyone who seeks his unbiased guidance. That is why this new vehicle is so critical to his ministry. This campaign demonstrates how much Pastor James means to us all. Thank you for your support.