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Special Membership Meeting and Check Presentation September 12, 2022

A Drone Named Tommy

The 715 Lynchburg Lodge hosted a Special Membership Meeting Monday, September 12, 2022 recognizing our Valued Veterans and welcomed Lynchburg Police Chief Ryan M. Zuidema and Lynchburg Police Foundation President Richard W. "Rick" Loving for a Check presentation in the amount $15,000.00 earmarked for their Drone Program.

Lynchburg Moose 715 is grateful to the American Legion Post 16 for providing Color Guard for this memorable occasion.

Moose Pilgrim of the Order and Lynchburg Lodge 715 Government Relations Chairperson Robbie Robertson was present to recognize all member Valued Verterans.

The Check Presentation is the second contribution the Lynchburg Lodge 715 has made to the Lynchburg Police Foundation. In April, 2022, $1,246.00 raised from the third annual Car Show was presented to the Foundation as part of the Lodge's mission of giving back to the community.

The specialized Drone is capable of night vision and has infrared technology. The Drone is capable of light transport and can provide overhead lighting.

The Drone will be named Tommy ... in honor of the Moose Fraternity's Tommy Moose Program. The Tommy Moose® program aids in helping children overcome fears and anxiety during times of stress. Donated to Law Enforcement, Fire, and other Emergency workers, Tommy Moose plush dolls are presented to children in various traumatic situations.

“It is the support of donors like the Moose Lodge that allow the Lynchburg Police Foundation to continue providing the Lynchburg Police with critical equipment they need,” said Loving. “These types of resources the Foundation is able to secure through donations help our law enforcement officers keep our community safe.”