TAMKO Building Products is encouraging area businesses to join the company in support of the Joplin Police Department officers and their families following the tragic events of March 8. TAMKO has donated $25,000 to directly support the families of the two fallen heroes and the third officer who remains hospitalized. The company has pledged further support through matching donations.
Through April 1, 2022, TAMKO will match donated funds from other businesses up to an additional $25,000. On top of that contribution, TAMKO will also match donated funds from all of its own employees, up to $500 per individual.
Donations are recommended to be made to the Fraternal Order of Police – Joplin. Funds are recommended to be designated to the following:
- Wife of Cpl. Ben Cooper
- Wife of Officer Jake Reed
- Officer Rick Hirshey
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the fraternal family of the Joplin Police force, which faithfully serves our community daily. We are deeply saddened by this unfathomable loss,” said TAMKO Chairman and CEO David Humphreys. “To honor the sacrifices of these officers and their families, we urge businesses to step up and join us in donating funds.”