MIPD helps a family in need for the holidays

This year members (not just those in the photo) of the Marco Island Police Department decided to share their Christmas spirit by adopting a local family. Submitted

This year members (not just those in the photo) of the Marco Island Police Department decided to share their Christmas spirit by adopting a local family. Submitted

This year members of the Marco Island Police Department decided to share their Christmas spirit by adopting a local family. Working with The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Greater Naples, the department was paired with a family of five, who like many, have had a particularly rough year.

At the department’s request the young mother of four submitted a Christmas list of a few simple items for each of her children through The Shelter for Abused Women and Children. MIPD was given the family’s list and “went above and beyond to make this family’s Christmas spectacular” according to Danielle Mordaunt, of The Shelter for Abused Women & Children.

Once an intra-department email was sent out to members with the family’s list, items literally appeared within minutes. For example, a simple purse request from a teenage girl resulted in a the gift of a Coach purse to make her day a little brighter. A volleyball request was met with a volleyball, net and four other outdoor games with rackets and equipment as well. MIPD didn’t forget the mother, providing gifts to make her day easier and lift her spirits.

All tolled the items donated were estimated to be valued at over $1,000. MIPD Property/Evidence & Support Manager Brandy Hazel (and Department Elf), delivered the goodies to the Shelter. Hazel said she was overcome with emotion when she realized the positive impact that the Marco Island Police Department had made on one very special family during Christmas.

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Konfuzius writes:

Finally to the end of 2013 a nice news from MIPD!

RayPray writes:

The Shelter for Abused Women & Children fulfills most of the definitions for a cult.

Their main building is located behind the Big Lots by Bayshore in East Naples. But you can't find it on Google Street View.

Policy is any woman who says she's abused is automatically considered abused

This shelter collects mucho taxpayer dollars & free stuff from area businesses.

But they won't let men in the front door even for charity delivery.

Dogma there maintains these women are totally vulnerable & the men of Collier are ever planning to storm the place!

Showing up there are amply tattooed local girls that linked up with Mr. Wrong and now expect the rest of us to pay for it. Also women from colder climes hoping to undertake their abuse rehabilitation in sunny Naples.

From wiki: "Most funding for Women's Shelters in the United States come from the Federal Government, at about an average of forty to fifty percent in 2010. These grants are administered through the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Department of Health and Human Services"

Much of the day, these women spend wandering around neighborhood shopping.

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