The Manchester Township Police Department would like to thank everyone who attended the pancake fundraiser breakfast for K-9 Officers this past Sunday, August 7, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Whiting. The breakfast, organized by retired Officer Sandy Drake, raised $3,100 for the non-profit Manchester Township Police Foundation, Inc.
K-9 Officer Steve Wendruff and K-9 Officer Marc Micciulla and his K-9, Storm, had a great time meeting with supporters and members of the community. The breakfast came together several months ago when Ms. Drake approached Chief Lisa Parker about hosting an event to benefit the K-9 Unit. Manchester Police Auxiliary Officer David Milecki also assisted with the event by distributing event flyers throughout the area.
Donations like these help to offset the cost for care, maintenance, and training for the K-9 Unit and reduce the usage of township funds.
“It was encouraging to see such a large turnout at this pancake breakfast. It truly shows that the generosity of our community is second to none,” said Chief Parker.
The Manchester Township Police Foundation is a non-profit organization which provides funding for youth and community outreach programs, police charities, investment in advanced education and training, and funding for specialized equipment and technology in order to help our police officers better perform their duties.