Our very own Paul Homick, a Public Safety Officer with the Village will be running in this Saturday’s Badwater Cape Fear Race. He will be fearlessly joining hundreds of runners and is determined to complete over half of the 51-mile marathon.
As if taking part in this race is not impressive enough, Officer Homick would like to utilize his participation in the race as a way to raise funds for the BHI Public Safety Auxiliary (PSA).
The PSA is hoping to raise enough funds to go toward the purchase of two new beach wheelchairs ($3,000 total) and a Lucas 2 automated CPR device ($15,000).
Please consider supporting both Paul and the PSA with a financial contribution.
Electronic donations can be made via Venmo at @Dawn-Comer-2
Checks can be mailed to:
Public Safety Auxiliary
PO Box 3255
Bald Head Island, NC 28461
About the Public Safety Auxiliary:
In 2001, the Public Safety Auxiliary was formed as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization designed to support the Bald Head Island Public Safety Department. When they began, there were 20+ members, some of whom were also serving as Volunteer Firemen.
Purposes of the Public Safety Auxiliary (PSA):
- Provide a vehicle by which citizens might donate money to the Public Safety Department to show appreciation for their medical and/or fire-fighting assistance or just to supplement the Department for various equipment needs not covered by the Village budget in any given year.
- Assist the Public Safety Department in the event of a major fire. The Public Safety Department has assisted in these events over the years by setting up a command center at the fire station and responding to communications from the fire site for additional oxygen, food, and water, and clothing and supplies for homeowners.
- Aid in setting up Hurricane preparedness training and any necessary notifications to homeowners following a hurricane that may have resulted in property damage.
- Offer an Annual Chili Supper to raise additional funds to support the Public Safety Department.
Since its inception, the Public Safety Auxiliary has worked diligently alongside the Public Safety Department during major house fires. The members of PSA have offered Hurricane Preparedness Training workshops for property owners and/or visitors. They meet approximately four times each year to be trained on such topics as CPR, response procedures in case of fire, and “fire watches” following an event.