The Greene County 100 Club is holding the first annual salute to Greene County Law Enforcement & Firefighters tonight at the Doubletree Hotel in Springfield.
The event is a fundraiser for the Greene County 100 Club, an organization which gives immediate financial support of $25,000 to the spouse and/or dependent children of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty.
“The Greene County 100 Club is a fantastic organization of which many people are unaware,” 100 Club President Bob Cirtin said in a press release. “Our sole purpose is to support the family of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who are killed in the line of duty. This brings some comfort to those who are on the front lines protecting us.”
In addition to saluting the men and women of law enforcement and firefighters, the event is aimed to raise awareness of the organization in the community and how citizens can contribute to support police and firefighters.
Speakers include Kim Roberts, the wife of fallen Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Roberts, who will talk about how the fund has helped her family. The keynote speaker is former U.S. Attorney General and former Missouri Governor John Ashcroft.
The event begins at 7 p.m.. For more information, visit GreeneCounty100Club.com.