71 Wisconsin sheriff's offices participating in Hurricane Ida relief effort

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- A total of 71 Wisconsin sheriff’s offices are participating in "Sheriffs Adopting Sheriffs" initiative, an effort to provide hurricane relief to sheriff’s employees in the State of Louisiana following Hurricane Ida. 

The "Sheriffs Adopting Sheriffs" program, implemented by the WI Badger State Sheriffs’ Association (BSSA), is designed to help Sheriffs employees and their families who have been personally impacted by this natural disaster. The relief project was recently authorized by BSSA President, Sheriff Nate Dreckman of Grant County.

“When these types of disasters occur,” said Sheriff Dreckman, “too often lost in the mix of the disaster is the fact that Sheriff’s emergency responders themselves suffer a major personal and family loss while still being expected to go to work, do their jobs, and continue to rescue and help others in need.”

To highlight this effort, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, in southeast Wisconsin, will be participating in a charity softball game against members of the Beaver Dam Police Department. The softball game will take place at the Beaver Dam Athletic Field, 504 De Clark Street in Beaver Dam, on Saturday, Oct.2, 2021 at 12:30 p.m.

The proceeds will be split between the Beaver Dam Police Charities and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. All proceeds going to the sheriff’s office will be donated to help out employees of sheriff’s offices in the State of Louisiana. Concessions will be served and donations accepted at this exciting softball event. Also, matching funds up to $500 are being donated to at this event from financial representative Cassandra Schmidt of Modern Woodmen of America.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office is also accepting direct donations to help families from Louisiana. You can mail a check or drop off a direct donation to the Sheriff Dale Schmidt. Please make all checks payable to the Badger State Sheriff’s Association and the Sheriff will ensure your check is delivered to support the cause.

The "Sheriffs Adopting Sheriffs" program will run in each county until Oct. 15. 

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