Guns & Hoses Benevolence Fund Opens For Fallen Dallas Police Officer Rogelio Santander

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(Wednesday-April 25, 2018) On April 24, 2018 Officers from the Dallas, Tx Police Department responded to a call at a Home Depot store located on Forest Central Dr. and Hwy 75.

“An off-duty officer working overtime at the store and the store's loss prevention officer had detained a subject who attempted to shoplift in the store. During the investigation, it was determined the man had an outstanding felony warrant and the off-duty officer requested additional units. Officer Santander and another officer arrived at the store and remained with the subject in the loss prevention office as the off-duty officer confirmed the warrant.”

After the warrant was confirmed, Officer Rogelio Santander and Officer Crystal Almeida attempted to place the man in custody, when he drew a handgun from his pocket and opened fire, critically wounding both assisting offers and a Home Depot loss prevention officer. 

Both of the wounded Police Officers and the loss prevention officer were transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Officer Rogelio Santander later succumbed to his wounds. 

The missions of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas is to show our respect and gratitude for police and fire fighters lost in the line of duty. We are dedicated to provide monetary support for the families of fallen police and fire fighters in the hour of need. 

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has officially opened the Benevolence Fund to help assist the family of fallen Police Officer Rogelio Santander. These men and women have shown a great deal of strength in their lives and in our communities. The bottom line is, we can’t do it without your help. 

Guns & Hoses Donates Watercraft to Garland Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team

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Garland, TX - March 6, 2018 – Over the past few years the flood potential in Garland, TX has risen drastically. The most notable rain fall in recent memory took place in 2015, when areas of Garland, TX received 7 inches of rainfall within 24-hours. These 7 inches of rain displaced many residents from their home, incited several emergency evacuations and the left Garland Fire Department with the impression that they need to expand their water rescue equipment.

Garland Fire Department teaches Swift Water Rescue Tech 1 and 2 to cities throughout the state of Texas, yet they do not have the equipment capabilities to effectively execute rescue efforts in numerous scenarios, just as they saw in 2015.

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas was made aware of the growing necessity for the Garland Fire Department to be equipped with the proper equipment and decided to donate a military grade inflatable boat powered by a 40hp prop engine.

The addition of a powered inflatable boat will greatly increase effectiveness with swift water rescue in Garland and surrounding communities. We are excited to continue the support of our first responders, without all of you this would not be possible, and for that, we are grateful.

Guns & Hoses Benevolence Fund Opens For Fallen Richardson Police Officer David Sherrard

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(Thursday-February 8, 2018) On February 7, 2018 Officers from the Richardson, Tx Police Department responded to a disturbance call at an apartment complex located on East Renner Road. Shortly after arriving, officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound outside of the apartment complex. 

Richardson Police Officers were able to locate where the gunman was located, upon entry the man opened fire, striking Officer David Sherrard. Officer Sherrard was transported to Medical City Plano where he later succumbed to his wound. 

Officer Sherrard had served 13 years with the Richardson Police Department. He is survived by his wife and two children. 

The missions of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas is to show our respect and gratitude for police and fire fighters lost in the line of duty. We are dedicated to provide monetary support for the families of fallen police and fire fighters in the hour of need. 

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has officially opened the Benevolence Fund to help assist the family of fallen Police Officer David Sherrard. These men and women have shown a great deal of strength in their lives and in our communities. The bottom line is, we can’t do it without your help. 

Tony Romo Commits To Provide Transportation To Houston Area For Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

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Hisun Motors Corp., USA donated 260 generators to the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas  to provide assistance for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts taking place in Southeast Texas. 

Throughout the week, several Police and Fire Departments from the North Texas Area will be traveling to the Houston area to assist those in need. Several departments, including Garland Police Department, Garland Fire Department, Grand Prairie Police Department, McKinney Fire Department and Allen Fire Department have already been equipped with generators to be used during their relief efforts. 

Dave Swavey, Guns & Hoses Foundation Executive Director stated, "“We’ve got cops and firemen sleeping in parking lots, sleeping in their own trucks, sleeping in the personnel carriers they took down there,” he said. “This is going to help them power themselves to get through the day.”

Swavey also said, "“We’re going to be indebted to (Hisun) forever,” he said. “When they first called me, I wasn’t sure, but when I talked to Houston, they’re like, ‘oh my gosh, you’re kidding me, right?’

After hearing about the assistance the Guns & Hoses Foundation was receiving from Hisun Motors Corp. through CBS radio station 105.3 The Fan, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo reached out committing to assist with transportation to make sure the generators arrive in the Houston area in the time of need. 

Hisun Motors Donates 260 Generators To Assist Hurricane Relief

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McKinney, TX August 30, 2017 - On Friday the 25th of August 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Southeast Texas between the cities of Port Aransas and Port O’Connor as a Category 4 storm with winds up to 130 mph, making this the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in the US since ’04 during Hurricane Charley. 

The Texas coast was pounded with hurricane-force winds and torrential rain pour, with some areas reporting as much as 51.88 inches of rainfall. Millions of Americans have been directly affected by this tropical storm, leaving thousands without electricity, homes or transportation. 

As of Tuesday, Texas Officials have declared at least 19 fatalities as a result of Hurricane Harvey with authorities predicting that number to rise as rescue efforts continue. 

HISUN Motors Corp., USA, an original engine manufacture, which specializes in manufacturing utility and sport recreational vehicles based out of McKinney, TX, has teamed up with the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas to make available for donation more than 250 generators to assist with rescue and relief efforts taking place in Southeast Texas. The generators represent a retail value of approximately $225,000.00 

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Local police and fire departments from all over North Texas gathered at HISUN national headquarters to load up trucks and trailers to be delivered to Harris County and surrounding areas. 

With several first responders expected to travel to Southeast Texas to assist with relief and rescue efforts, local police and fire departments will be equipped with generators to accompany their mission and assist those in need. 

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Ryan Daugherty, VP of Marketing and Sales stated, “…to see Hurricane Harvey cause so much destruction is devastating, and watching it happen in our backyard is all the more devastating. Hisun USA is proud to partner with the Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas who has the outreach and support to get this equipment into the hands of those who need it most and directly onto the front line equipping first responders who are working day-in and day-out in the middle of this destruction.” 

“To receive a donation of this magnitude, and at such a quick response, is heartwarming. Knowing this equipment will be used to help save lives and rebuild cities and communities goes far beyond what anyone can expect,” said Dave Swavey, Executive Director of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas.

After hearing of the assistance being received from Hisun Motors Corp., former Dalles Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo commits to provide transportation to the Houston Area. 

Guns & Hoses Benevolence Fund Opens For Fallen Abilene Detective Elise Ybarra

(Tuesday-August 8, 2017) "On August 6, 2017 at approximately 6:15 pm, Detectives Elise Ybarra, Chris Milliorn, and Robert Collins were enroute to the Crimes Against Children Conference in Dallas. As they approached Mile Marker 296 east bound on Interstate 20, they encountered traffic moving at a slow pace, as there had been a vehicle crash ahead. 

Detective Ybarra, who was driving an unmarked detective’s vehicle, entered a line of slow moving traffic. A short time later, an eastbound white Chevrolet Pickup came upon the line of traffic that was slowed and collided with the Detectives’ vehicle. Sadly Detective Elise Ybarra, age 32, sustained fatal injuries in the crash and died at the scene."

The missions of Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas is to show our respect and gratitude for police and fire fighters lost in the line of duty. We are dedicated to provide monetary support for the families of fallen police and fire fighters in the hour of need. 

The Guns & Hoses Foundation of North Texas has officially opened the Benevolence Fund to help assist the family of fallen Detective Elise Ybarra. These men and women have shown a great deal of strength in their lives and in our communities. The bottom line is, we can’t do it without your help.