Rochester Police Benevolent Association ready to start fundraising
The Rochester Police Benevolent Association (RPBA), which was originally formed in 1953 and dissolved in 2001, was reestablished this year to continue its two-fold mission to support current and former members of the city’s police department and the community as a whole, according to Detective Steven Gahan, who serves as president.
“We are still in the infancy of restarting the organization, so help and support have been limited,” Gahan said, adding the association hopes to raise $5,000 in the fundraiser, which is set to begin Friday and run through mid-March.
Gahan said the association plans to use the funds to provide gifts for retiring officers, and flowers and cards for births or deaths.
Gahan stressed that the fundraiser is legitimate, but any residents and business owners who are concerned about potential scams are encouraged to contact Gahan, Vice President Michael Mundy or Treasurer Nicole Rodler at the Rochester Police Department at 330-7128.
Additionally — as part of an auction at the game — residents will be have a chance to skate, win other autographed items and take part in the fun, according to the release.