Non-profit seeks to help family of deceased JPD officer | KSNF/KODE
JOPLIN, Missouri – A national nonprofit organization is seeking to help the family of a deceased Joplin police officer.
Tunnel2Towers has started the process to help Corporal Ben Cooper’s family pay off their mortgage in full.
This is part of the non-profit Fallen First Responder Home Program.
It helps families of deceased law enforcement and firefighters who have children under the age of 16 find financial stability.
“For law enforcement and first responders, they go to work every day, not knowing if they’re going home, so we want to make sure that we, so to speak, humanize the badge, and we’re able to reach out and share with them that we can help them do that, and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” says Tunnel2Towers volunteer Chaplain Ron Leonard.
Leonard says the process could take a year or two, but he hopes to do it sooner.
Over the past year, Tunnel2Towers has helped pay off 35 mortgages.