LWAA proudly donates and or participates with these organizations yearly. As an association we try to give as much as we can to help those in our state and our communities. Some of the organizations have personal connections with agents and some are actually organized by Wildlife Agents.
Special Olympics: As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® raised over US$42.6 million in 2012. Since its inception in 1981, it has grown extensively worldwide with over 97,000 volunteers spanning 46 countries, and raising more than US$461 million for the Special Olympics movement. Fundraising is only part of what the officers involved with the initiative give to the movement. Our athletes say law enforcement officers are truly supportive of the cause – extending to them friendship, acceptance and encouragement. ??To learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, please visit www.letr.org. ?
Wounded Warrior Project: When you support Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), you’re supporting an organization whose broad appeal reaches across demographic, geographic, and political boundaries. We’re a non-partisan organization by design. For us, it’s not about the war; it’s about the warrior. If you choose to mail in your donation, please download a donation form and mail to:??Wounded Warrior Project?PO BOX 758517?Topeka, KS 66675
St. Jude Children’s Hospital: St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today's most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly. Please visit www.stjude.org
Relay for Life: In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern – cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since those first steps, the Relay For Life movement has grown into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion to fight cancer. Please visit www.relayforlife.org
United Special Sportsman’s Alliance: United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit national wish granting charity that specializes in sending critically ill and disabled youth and disabled veterans on the outdoor adventure of their dreams! USSA adventures give our youth and veterans something to look forward to, and help sustain them in their time of need! Visit www.childswish.com.
Tiffany Thomas Memorial: The Tiffany Thomas Memorial Foundation’s primary mission is to provide financial and emotional support to families whom have experienced the untimely death of a child or with medical expenses related to a serious illness or injury of a child. In honor of our daughter Tiffany’s life, the Tiffany Thomas Memorial Foundation was established shortly after her death. The organization works to raise funds to help families with burial expenses, treatment of loved ones who may not be fortunate enough to afford treatment, and other worthy causes that we feel Tiffany would have contributed to. We strive to serve Tangipahoa, Livingston, and St. Tammany Parishes first; however, all requests are considered and acted on by our board. In the past year, the Foundation has donated over $22,000 to families in Louisiana and Mississippi and over $38,000 since it's beginning. Please visit www.tiffanythomasmemorial.org.
National Wild Turkey Federation: The NWTF — a national nonprofit organization — is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservation of our hunting heritage.
Shriners Hospital (Shreveport La.): The first hospital in our health care system, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Shreveport combines a child-friendly environment with world-class medical care for children with a host of orthopedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders and diseases. Colorful treatment rooms, a spacious outdoor playground, and a wide range of rehabilitation activities give kids confidence and build life skills. Our medical team – from doctors and nurses to therapists and orthotists – puts the family first every step of the way.
On May 21, 2015, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent, Sgt. Scott Bullitt, was shot in the back during a routine traffic stop. Bullitt remains in serious condition. In an effort to assist Scott and his wife, Amy, net proceeds from the sale of #BullittProof shirts will be donated directly to the Sgt. Scott Bullitt relief fund set up by the Louisiana Wildlife Agents Association.