The WSPTA graciously donated $750 to the American Cancer Society after learning about a fund raiser for a young girl with Leukemia. WSPTA representatives coordinated with the WSPTA board to present a check at a picnic on April 28, 2006.
On April 20, a WSPTA reprentative attended a WSP District meeting. Prior to the meeting adjourning, a WSP sergeant offered everyone the chance to buy some Krispy Kreme Donuts. The sergeant explained he was heading to Issaquah that night to buy donuts for a fund raiser. The 5 year old daughter of a local doctor in Prosser had recently been diagnosed with Leukemia. Without pause, the WSPTA representative asked “How much are they making?” After the sergeant accused the WSPTA representative of being a cheapskate for not wanting to buy donuts, the WSPTA representative explained, “No, how much are they raising overall? We’d like to match it.”
The WSPTA representative went on to explain that the WSPTA would be willing to donate money for a worthy cause like this. He explained that the WSPTA could match whatever the profit is on the donut sale and, thereby, double the money they planned to raise.
The sergeant contacted an office administrator for Valley Farm Workers Clinic, and learned they had already collected their money and made a profit of $747. After a few quick e-mails, the WSPTA agreed to donate an additional $750 to the American Cancer Society Walk for Life.
On April 28, two troopers from the Sunnyside detachment attended a lunchtime picnic at the Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Prosser. While there, the sergeant presented the $750 check to the event organizer on behalf of the WSPTA. Everyone was very grateful to the troopers for such an act of generosity.