Support is pouring in after an attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday left three officers dead and three injured.
Donors have come together to help the families of the slain policemen, BRPD officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald, and Brad Garafola.
“These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one,” said President Barack Obama in a statement. “The officers in Baton Rouge...were part of our community, part of our country, with people who loved them and needed them, and who need us now ― all of us ― to be at our best.”
Here’s how you can help.
1. Support The Families Of The Three Slain Officers
Nonprofit Planting Peace, a group that works on humanitarian aid and environmental initiatives, has started a CrowdRise campaign to support the families of the three police officers who were killed and the officers who were wounded on Sunday.
“While there is no way to make any of this right for the families of our fallen and injured officers, we want to do what we can to help them,” the page reads.
To support the families of the fallen and injured officers, donate here.
2. Help The Family Of Officer Montrell Jackson
“Montrell was a highly regarded police officer, and most importantly, a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend,” the page reads. “Words cannot describe the devastation that we feel right now. Rest in peace, Montrell, you will always be our hero.”
To support the family of officer Montrell Jackson, donate here.
3. Contribute To The Family Of Officer Brad Garafola
A GoFundMe page was started to support the family of slain Brad Garafola, 45, an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Deputy. He’s survived by his wife and four children, ages 21, 15, 12 and 7, according to The Advocate. All funds will go to Garafola’s family.
“Everybody on this street depended on him,” Garafola’s wife Tonja told The Advocate. “He loved us so much. He was always bragging about his family. He didn’t deserve this.”
To support the family of officer Brad Garafola, donate here.
4. Support The Family Of Officer Matthew Gerald
Gerald leaves behind a wife and two children, according to the Washington Post. Before joining the police force, Gerald served in the Marines and the Army.
“We did our time in the military, and when that time was up, you just can’t turn off that want to serve the people,” Ryan Cabral, who served with Gerald in Iraq, told the news outlet. “Today he did his final service by giving his life to protect the citizens of Baton Rouge and his fellow brothers and sisters in uniform.”
To support the family of officer Matthew Gerald, donate here.