Tucson, Ariz.— Tucson Sector Border Patrol employees pledged and donated more than $338,000 to charities worldwide during a recent Arizona Combined Federal Campaign; while some even offered pieces of themselves to save lives through a bone marrow drive.
Nearly 900 Tucson Sector employees signed up for cash and/or payroll deductions to support numerous charities ranging from support to animals; children with cancer; helping fellow law enforcement officers injured in the line of duty; and to fund local food banks.
From September 2013 to January 2014, CFC is the only authorized solicitation of federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations.
As for bone marrow, Tucson Sector conducted a “Be the Match” drive in which more than 30 employees agreed to be tested to see if they could possibly be a match to help save someone’s life. Last year, one agent was a match and underwent surgery to help save the life of a man suffering from acute lymphocytic leukemia.
The Border Patrol’s employees and families continue to get involved within their local communities. By working with law enforcement partners, local businesses and area citizens, they hope to improve the communities in which they live and serve.
CBP also welcomes assistance from the community. Citizens can report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol by calling (877) 872-7435 toll free. All calls will be answered and remain anonymous.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.