UPDATE on work Holly and Baila are doing to show appreciation to the LAPD

Nov 10, 2020 Local Jewish News

UPDATE  –  11/10/2020

Hi everyone

We delivered our 4th meal to the West LAPD station this evening. Below 

is the thank you email that we received from Captain Jonathan Tom shortly after we dropped off the food.

We would like to continue this program, and when you read the letter
from Captain Tom you will understand why. In addition to being a huge kiddush H-Shem and great chesed to these brave officers, it also serves to strengthen the ties between the LA Jewish community and the police. If you would like to contribute, you can send via Venmo to @Baila-Romm or drop off a check to me if that’s easier for you.  Yashar Koach to all of us! Here’s the email from Captain Tom:

 

Baila and Holly, 

Thank you and the Pico-Robertson Jewish community for your steadfast support and appreciation of the men and women of the West Los Angeles Community Police Station. Since early this year you and your fellow community members have shown us overwhelming support through your kind words, beautiful letters and cards and the scrumptious baked goods, sandwiches and hot food.  This year has been incredibly hard on everyone in the community and our officers are no different. Because of everything this year, gestures such as those shown by you and the Jewish community are needed now more than ever.  Your outward showing of support means the world to us!  The light you all have shown us keeps our spirits high and will lead us in a positive direction. 

Please extend my thanks to your generous contributors. 
Sincerely,
Captain Jonathan Tom
Commanding Officer
West Los Angeles Area

 

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Hi again, everyone,

Last Wednesday we (meaning all of YOU) did another beautiful kiddush H-Shem – this time in expressing the gratitude and appreciation of the Los Angeles Jewish Community to the 60 instructors, staff and officers in training at the Los Angeles Police Academy. A fully catered lunch was greatly enjoyed by all. A special shout out goes to Debby Segura, Karen Rhodes and Traci Hamer for the delicious homemade baked goods they contributed. 

Thanks to an article in Hillygram, contributions continue to come in and we still have enough funds to continue our work for at least one more catered meal. We are looking into how best to spend those remaining funds and I will keep you posted when we schedule our next event.

Photos from the Police Academy visit are below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you once again to all of you for the outpouring of support for this project. The officers are extremely touched and grateful.

Warmly,

Holly Magady

 

I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!
We will continue to bring meals and other treats to the various police stations that service the Jewish community as long as we have funds.

We are suggesting donations of $25-$50 but any amount is welcome.
Here’s how to donate:
1. Through Venmo to chayaholm@gmail.com
2. Through Zelle to chayaholm@gmail.com
3. With cash or a check

 

 

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These have been very hard times made even worse by a feeling of uncertainty and feeling of loss of personal safety.

Holly Magady, like all of us, has been affected by the lock-down, rioting, and chants to “defund the police”. So Holy in a very quick grass-roots way did something that she felt would help her, the community, and the people we count on to protect us.

“It has been driving me crazy what is going on out there and what they are doing to the police the very people that put there lives on the line for us every single day. I wanted to do something that shows we care that they have the support and that people are behind them and that we appreciate what they do. So I called Baila Rom because she is so connected to the west LA LAPD. Baila told me ” I have wanted to do something also” so we decided to send food.”– Holly

The first station they wanted to show appreciation to was the West LA Precinct on Butler. They wanted to focus on the Night Shift. They found out that 60 Police officers work the night shift so they priced out what it
would cost to provide wraps, salads, baked goods, fruits all the fixings for at least 60 officers. the total came to about $1000. Through their friends and contacts they each combined raised $3000!

The food was purchased and delivered on Tuesday night July 21st.
“Our reception couldn’t have been warmer, with much appreciation voiced by all the officers who we met. We set up in their lunchroom, presented them with our poster, took a few photos, and then left them to it! A few of the officers commented on the fact that a bunch of them had been out dealing with a protest and were arriving back VERY hungry. In addition to the food, it was very apparent that they were moved and thrilled with our gesture of support and thanks.” – Holly

Shown far left Organizer Holly Magady and her husband Terry.  Far-right is Baila Romm co-organizer.
Community members and officers in the middle.

In addition to the scrumptious food, they presented a poster that had personal messages from community members, the name of the families that contributed and this very message from the organizers.

start letter—-

To all the officers of the West Los Angeles Police Department:

We would like to express our heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation for your dedication and self-sacrifice. As members of the Los Angeles Jewish community, we are especially grateful for the protection that you provide for us. These messages and our gift of this dinner reflect a small token of our extreme gratitude to all of you. Please know that we pray for your safety and for the safety of our community.   Enjoy!

With appreciation and respect,

Your friends and supporters in the Pico-Robertson  and Beverlywood Jewish Community

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Next week they are bringing lunch to the West LA Police academy. They will be bringing lunch to over 45 officers and new recruits.
“Next Wednesday we are scheduled to treat the officers at the Los Angeles Police Academy to lunch with all the fixings.  We are told that they never receive any goodies from the community and are assured that they will be thrilled with the gesture.”

I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!
We will continue to bring meals and other treats to the various police stations that service the Jewish community as long as we have funds.

We are suggesting donations of $25-$50 but any amount is welcome.
Here’s how to donate:
1. Through Venmo to chayaholm@gmail.com
2. Through Zelle to chayaholm@gmail.com
3. With cash or a check