Blue Santa Visits the Kelly Family

Blue Santa & Kelly Family

Blue Santa & Kelly Family

Liz Kelly and her five children are celebrating their first Christmas without their hero – Mesa police officer Mark Kelly. Mark lost his life earlier this year to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. On December 23rd, a Blue Santa and Mesa Police Officers will try to make the holidays special for the grieving family. Christmas dinner and gifts will be provided to the Kelly’s at Target in Mesa.
“Mark Kelly’s police family and the community will always make sure their needs are met and the holidays are special,” states Sgt. Ryan Russell of the Officer Assistance Fund. “The public genuinely cares about the Kelly family because we all mourned his loss. He truly has become a heroic icon in Mesa.”
Donations for the Kelly family are being accepted at any Wells Fargo branch (Mesa Police Association Officer Assistance Fund Account) or can be mailed to the Officer Assistance Fund, 123 N. Centennial Way #207, Mesa, AZ 85201.
About the Officer Assistance Fund: Founded in 2000, the Officer Assistance Fund (OAF) is a non-profit that financially assists Arizona police officers when they have been injured or killed in the line of duty. A Blue Santa visits a fallen officer’s family yearly by presenting gifts to the family. More information, who to make a donation and events can be found at www.officerassistancefund.com.