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Officers donate to Disney trip for youth
by Steve Beavers
Sep 13, 2013 | 174 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Corinth Police Department took the first step to help.

Officers with the department are hoping other organizations and individuals follow suit.

Captain of Detectives Ralph Dance and officer Randy Dickerson made a $1,000 donation to Havis Hurley earlier this week on behalf of officers. The money is being used to send a group of special needs children to Disney World in 2014.

"We hope this brings more attention to their organization," said Dance of the donation from the Police Officers Fund. "When I read about it in the newspaper, I thought it was a worthwhile cause and so did everyone else … a once in a lifetime thing for those kids."

Taking special needs children to Orlando, Fla. is nothing new to Hurley. He has made over four dozen trips to the magical place. Hurley, who is a special needs bus driver, carried over 60 combined special needs children, parents and volunteers to Orlando in May of 2012.

"We have a lot of great people working on this," said the organizer. "If we want to make the trip, we are going to have to work to get it done."

Organizers were able to raise around $54,000 for the last trip.

"We aren't able to do this every year, but this time we had a surplus," said Dance of the fund. "I want to challenge other businesses and individuals to help Havis out on this trip."

According to Hurley, organizers need a strong start on the fundraising for the trip planned for late May. He would like to have two fundraisers per month along with three to four car washes.
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