We’re stronger together! That’s the message Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony delivered Thursday as he distributed more than $335,000 to 21 organizations from the Broward Sheriff’s Office’s Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF).
These non-profit community organizations have different missions, but the core of what they do remains the same – provide vital services and improve the lives of people across Broward County. These organizations focus on youth, the homeless, behavioral health, and victim and veteran services.
Sheriff Tony made a personal appeal to the awardees by stating, “Let’s work together to have a greater impact on the community. Get us involved and let us know the ways we can help.”
LETF money comes from the seizure and forfeiture of contraband that has been used in the commission of a felony, and state law allows BSO to use those funds for the benefit of the community.
The checks presented at Thursday’s ceremony were part of the remaining funds from the 2018-2019 application cycle. Funds from this year’s submission will be awarded in 2020.