STAND T.A.L.L. began when founder Ron Kauffman heard David Clarke, former Sheriff of Milwaukee County, speak at an exposition in Atlanta in 2016. Clarke described many of the challenges and dangers that the men and women of law enforcement face in the line of duty, and asked that those attending the conference say “thank you” to law enforcement officers when they went back to their hometowns.
Ron did more than just say thanks; upon his return to Hendersonville, he decided he’d launch a program that would support local law enforcement officers by fostering positive relationships between them and our communities, as well as provide support for unbudgeted needs they have in performing their duties. STAND T.A.L.L. was born.
STAND T.A.L.L. was selected by the Walnut Cove Members Association (WCMA) to receive a donation for $5000 to assist in their many projects and programs including "Kids & Cops" at the Boys & Girls Club, and "Shop with a Hero" in conjunction with the Hendersonville Police Department. We are grateful!
Left to right:
John McNabb, STAND T.A.L.L. Board Member and Walnut Cove resident
Ron Kauffman, President of STAND T.A.L.L.
Robert May, Chairman of the WCMA selection committee and resident of Walnut Cove
As part of our Shop with a Hero program, STAND T.A.L.L. sponsored 10 kids, giving each child a $100 voucher for Christmas shopping!
Our team and one of the children(Brian Lopez) are pictured here. What a great and joyful day. We are very proud of this project and think it's safe to say that the children and families are, as well!
STAND T.A.L.L. Thank A Local Lawman presented the Law Enforcement Division at Blue Ridge Community College with a $1000.00 donation. The donation is to be used to help pay tuition and related course costs for one or more incoming students selected by the Division’s team that oversees their 16-week Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) class.
We had a wonderful turnout at our Apple Festival booth over the Labor Day weekend and attracted a lot of attention! It's nice to get the word out in our community about our important cause.
The raffle went well and all the money we raised will be used for the purchase and training of the new K-9 for the Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered with us or helped in any way!
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