Five police officers were killed in Dallas on July 7, 2016. Since the attack many people across the country have banded together to try to help make the streets a little safer and to bring awareness to unity. A young man named Noah Benjamin, who is a recent graduate of Dallas Baptist University, wants to raise $100,000 for the Assist the Officer Foundation in Dallas. Noah’s reason for raising the money is to help bring awareness to police officers who work in the Dallas area.
After the shootings took place, Noah was moved by what happened. He realized that so many things have taken place in the country to divide people and to have people taking a side when it comes to race and other issues. A prayer rally was held at Thanks-Giving Square shortly after the shootings. This is when Noah caught his first glimpse at how others could unite and pray for the city and the nation.
“Dallas Strong” emerged after the prayer rally. Noah felt that he needed to do something to help the officers. With the help of his friends at DBU, he was able to create several products that are now sold online. Matt Tate and Ebin Thomas are two of the people who have helped Noah with the entire process. They have encouraged him and guided his thoughts in the best way to create products that are for sale.
The goal of “Dallas Strong” is to help provide financial assistance to the police officers who are wounded as well as the families of the officers who have lost their lives while protecting the community. With the help of people who live in Dallas along with organizations and businesses, Noah is confident that money can continue to be raised to help the families and the Assist the Officer Foundation. There are signs, shirts and decals for sale that people can order. Noah and his friends will deliver the items locally, and products can be mailed. When products are ordered, 100% of the profits will go to the foundation. In less than 2 weeks, over $5,000 has been raised. Noah is thankful for the support from the community and he and his friends will keep working for unity. You can order by visiting www.dallasstrongsigns.com