The SCDSA/ STAR 6 Foundation Join the Giving Tuesday Celebration
December 1, 2020
For Immediate Release
Sacramento, CA – Giving Tuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
One way that thousands of people have participated in Giving Tuesday is by giving to a non-profit that is near and dear to them. If you are looking for a local non-profit worthy of your donation, we respectfully suggest you consider donating to the STAR 6 Foundation.
The men and women of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association established the STAR 6 Foundation in 2005 after we lost two of our finest officers in a tragic helicopter crash over the Lake Natoma area: Joe Kievernagel and Kevin Blount.
During this time, there was an immediate and incredible need for financial assistance and grievance counseling for the victim’s families, most of which were out of state, and the men and women of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association who were directly affected.
After struggling with finding the needed assistance with local charitable organizations, the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association realized the need for creating and managing its own charitable foundation for the specific purpose of benevolence.
The critical mission of the STAR 6 Foundation is to act as the benevolent arm of the Sacramento County Deputy Sheriffs’ Association by providing immediate and ongoing financial assistance, grievance counseling and peer support for the spouses, families and “brothers and sisters” of the fallen and injured men and women of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office and surrounding law enforcement agencies.
The STAR 6 Foundation adopted the following motto; “LUX TUA NOS DUCAT” or simply stated, “Your light guides us.”
To donate to the STAR 6 Foundation, please visit https://www.star6.org/donate-today/