Lodge #9 is gearing up for our annual back to school Cops And Kids Event that will be held Saturday, August 24th, from 9:00am - noon. The location of this event will be the Northlake Target 9841 Northlake Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC.
On June 9, 2019, heavy rains pounded the Charlotte region. Because of the rainfall, the Catawba River flooded ruining many homes along Riverside Dr. Many residents were displaced from their homes and cleanup began once the water receded. FOP Lodge #9 & FOP Auxiliary members quickly reacted bringing a large grilling trailer to the area. Members cooked hundreds of hamburgers, hot dogs, and provided many other assorted food & drink choices to the area. Residents were thankful for the generosity of not only FOP Lodge #9, but to the countless other volunteers and groups who assisted. This is what our organization believes in, helping others in their time of need.
Lodge #9 is active in our community. Each year we sponsor 75 kids in a back to school event in August. In December, we again sponsor families with a Christmas shopping event.
During each of these events, the families go shopping with Police Officers who are members of the Fraternal Order of Police. We provide funding for each child for families to use toward back to school supplies or Christmas gifts. Each family and child are referred to our organization from Police Officers, local governmental agencies, School Resource Officers, non-profits or churches.
The families chosen for Cops and Kids are not members of the Fraternal Order of Police; they are members within the communities we serve. The FOP Cops and Kids program is designed to build relationships between Local FOP lodges and the community. Officers taking underprivileged kids shopping for Christmas presents or school supplies shows those children that the police in their area are friends and are always there to help. Giving a child a present, when they wouldn't have received one, or the supplies they need to excel in school, can make a lasting impression.
Cops And Kids
One group of law enforcement officers help provide safety to one community.
However, many groups banded together are a powerful symbol of heroism, with one simple goal: Exceptional service to the city you call home.
Nearly 2,000 law enforcement officers are members of FOP Lodge #9. NC FOP Lodge #9 in Charlotte-Mecklenburg is a non-profit professional law enforcement membership organization that is fully funded and supported by the people and its members.
FOP Lodge #9 is dedicated to being a recognized community partner for charity and helping create a better relationship with the community. It is too often that we are taken for what our jobs are and not seen for our dedication to our communities.
The FOP programs would not be possible without community support. The funds raised by our Foundation are used for member benefits and community projects across the City of Charlotte and surrounding counties.
If you would like to make a donation:
Please contact Lodge #9 at 1-704-376-3838, or by emailing Scott Gerson at , or
donate through PayPal by clicking the "Donate" button at the top of the page, or
Mail your donation directly to the Lodge:
FOP Lodge #9
Attn: Scott Gerson
1201 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte NC 28205
FOP Lodge 9 strives to work with other organizations and the communities to promote a positive image of law enforcement.
On behalf of FOP Lodge 9,
Thank you for your support
The FOP Lodge 9 is always seeking sponsorship's with local businesses. If you are a business and would like to sponsor a family or child, please use the contact section to get in touch with us. Your business/logo will be displayed on a banner during the event.