Walking The Walk!
Kaufman, Texas – Several Kaufman County Deputies and their families were honored to be represented in the recent NAMI Walk held in Dallas, this past Saturday. NAMI stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness. The 3.1 mile walk was to help raise money and awareness about our country’s need for world-class treatment and recovery systems for people with mental illness. The National Alliance on Mental Illness Foundation depends on the generosity of volunteers to raise these funds.
It was a great event, and Kaufman County Sheriffs Office felt honored to be represented, and to walk alongside Kaufman County’s NAMI Chapter. Sheriff David Byrnes stated, “We are hoping to build a very strong relationship with these amazing people. It is our sincere hope that through our two organizations working together, we can provide the best assistance possible to the citizens of Kaufman County when and if they find themselves in this type of crisis.” The walking team known as “Dallas Crisis Busters” was composed of representatives from Dallas, Frisco and Plano Police Departments, as well as representatives from the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office.
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More information about NAMI can be found by going to www.nami.org.