Our community has been shaken by a terrible act of violence. As we struggle to find a response that seems sufficient for the heavy weight of collective emotion, we can only offer our condolences and our commitment to guide our community towards transformative action through volunteerism.
To that end, we are working to gather and consolidate opportunities to honor the lives of our fallen officers, you can find the list of gatherings below.
As community members, we share ownership in creating the community we want to live in. Many local organizations work tirelessly day after day to enhance community safety and promote a healthier place to live. As you look for pathways towards building a safer community, please consider volunteering your time.
VIGILS /COMMUNITY GATHERINGS / SUPPORT
Community Safety and Compassion Forums:
• Drugs, Public Health and Needle Exchange April 10th @ 7PM - Join staff from Inner Light Ministries, UCSC, and County Health Services for an information discussion at the Santa Cruz High School Theater (415 Walnut Ave)
• Homelessness and Our Home Town April 24th @ 7PM - Learn from community experts about the issue of homelessness in our community at the Santa Cruz High School Theater ( 415 Walnut Ave)
• Scholarship Fund- The City of Santa Cruz has organized a scholarship fund for the children of Butch and Elizabeth. Donate Here.
• Memorial Fund- Central Coast News and the Santa Cruz Police Officer’s Association have partnered to set up a memorial fund at Bay Federal Credit Union to support the families of Elizabeth Butler and Loran “Butch” Baker. Donate