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All of us at the Salem Police Foundation hope that you and your family are healthy and safe during this evolving state of emergency. This is a difficult time for our community.

The outbreak of the Coronavirus in Oregon reminds us of the vital work done every day by medical and emergency personnel. In these unprecedented times, the safety and security they provide to our city is more crucial than ever. The commitment of the Salem Police Department to the city and its residents is unwavering. The men and women of the Department will continue to answer the call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is essential that we all support them.

The men and women of the SPD are on the front lines to ensuring the safety and well-being of all of Salem’s citizens. The Salem Police Foundation is spearheading an effort to support our officers focusing on what they may need right now so they can continue protecting us.

Thanks to our generous donors, the Salem Police Foundation has been able to assist the Salem Police Department with equipment and resources they utilize to protect us. Your donation today will go to our Officer Wellness program. These funds will be used immediately to provide our officers with needed supplies during the pandemic. Our officers are finding it challenging to find a place to take a break and gather their thoughts before they head to the next call. Our goal is to purchase meals from local restaurants that can be picked up while they are on patrol. We will also use these funds to provide emergency assistance should an officer become ill or purchase needed food or supplies for the officer. It is our priority to keep our officers safe and healthy so they can continue to keep us safe.

Your donation of any amount can help. You can also sign up to make a monthly donation.

Donate securely online here or mail your donation to:
Salem Police Foundation
PO Box 2631
Salem, OR 97308-2631


Cyndi Leinassar, President Salem Police Foundation

A benefit for donors is found in the CARES Act.

On March 27, the House unanimously passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion economic stimulus law intended to provide immediate relief for individuals, nonprofits, businesses, and state and local governments. The CARES Act is the third law enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Charitable Giving Incentive: Creates a new above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to cash contributions made in 2020 and can be claimed on tax forms next year. Section 2204. The law also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the law raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. Food donations from corporations would be available to 25 percent, up from the current 15 percent cap. Section 2205. Learn more here.



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