A big white tent that rose behind the LAPD Northeast Division station in Glassell Park sheltered an outdoor boxing ring where the Northeast Police Athletic League operated a youth boxing program. But that big tent and other equipment were destroyed during the Dec. 1 windstorm, Capt. William Murphy reveals in an email newsletter today. Now, the program, which only got off the ground in August 2010, is on hold until the police and supporters can raise the necessary funds. Murphy provides the details:
The program is now suspended until we can raise the money to fix the tent (BLEND and Children’s Hospital will certainly help us out – the cost could be as much as $4,000 to fix everything as new). If you want to donate please send your check to BLEND @ LAPD Northeast Station, 3353 San Fernando Road, Los Angeles, CA 90063. Any donation to BLEND can be written off on your tax forms (BLEND can give you the tax ID number required for the IRS).