Ronnie Brink, Jim Danner, and Linda Landesberg represented the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association at the “Carwash for Cops”.
Many thanks to Diaz Markets, Rouses Markets and the countless New Orleans residents and businesses that have shown their appreciation to the New Orleans Police Department and all law enforcement officers this week!
New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison thanks Diaz Market owner Giselle Diaz Eastlack, as the Diaz Market Mid-City and the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association hosted a “Carwash For Cops” as a way of showing their support for the men and women of the NOPD in New Orleans. All NOPD Patrol Cars were invited to stop by the Canal Street Diaz Market location for a free car wash the weekend of July 22-24, 2016.
The NOPD is teaming up with Diaz Market at 4701 Canal in New Orleans along with the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association to support patrol officers across the city.
Car Wash for Cops provided a free car wash July, 22, 23, and 24, 2016 for all officers assigned a City vehicle for neighborhood patrol. In addition, Diaz Market will give one free professional car wash every day for the rest of the year to the officers in the 1st District. Many thanks to Giselle Diaz Eastlack, owner of Diaz Market.
“It is a small token of appreciation for the police, and we hope that this encourages others to do something no matter how small it may be to show support,” Giselle Diaz-Eastlack said.
The idea began when the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association approached the convenience store about offering car washes to NOPD’s First District. The company decided to expand the offer throughout the area.
“We feel better knowing that our customers and our employees are protected by such hardworking professionals as the New Orleans Police Department and other police departments across the state,” Diaz-Eastlack said.
“This is such a critical time in America, especially in New Orleans, that we would have private-public partnerships. We would have community engagement,” NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said. “Citizens and police joined together to help one another and that citizens would show support for the hard work that men and women in this department and all departments do every single day.”
“This work is hard,” Harrison said. “This work is dangerous, and these men and women you see behind me have made a life commitment to serving this community, and it means a great deal to have partners like Faubourg St. John and the Diaz family.”
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