Books to the Rescue, Bringing Comfort to Kids in Crisis
On July 24, 2017, Jennifer Dillon, community coordinator for Books to the Rescue, and her son, Austin, visited the Arizona Department of Public Safety Headquarters in Tucson, AZ to present a bag of reading books, crayons and coloring books for troopers to give to children who are in a bad collision or other crisis.
Trooper Erik Auchincloss and Trooper Johnathan Barbeau accepted the books on behalf of theDepartment. Books to the Rescue will continue to provide more bags for troopers to use.
Books to the Rescue is a national, nonprofit organization which was founded in 2015 in Ohio and has spread across the nation. They receive donations and grants to help supply books and other items in bags to law enforcement. The bags contain between 30 to 40 books, crayons, and coloring books for officials to give to children that have experienced something traumatic with the intention of helping them cope with the terrible incident.