I have thought long and hard about what to say about Kristen
Meyer-Millard and her nonprofit, Blue Angel of Hope. Let me start by
saying she has always been a FAITHFUL SHEEPDOG of all first responders. Police
have always seemed closest to her heart. Then on 1/15/2013 Officer Kevin Tonn, from our
home town of Galt ,Ca was killed while on duty. Kristen had never met Officer
Tonn, however, his passing while on duty dropped my dear friend to her knees.
Instantly she wanted to do something, anything, to honor this fallen officer.
Within a day she had contacted our local police station and just days
later she spearheaded the Officer Tonn nonprofit as its Vice President.
For the next few years they held fundraisers to build a wonderful memorial for
Kevin and all First Responders. It is at City Hall in Galt . Let me say
as her best friend she has turned me into her sister in her wonderful journey.
She has dragged (lol) me to every event from the very beginning. I have watched
her evolve into the woman she is today. Kristen has spent the years since
Kevin’s passing donating her time, money, heart and every fiber of her
being to reach out to ALL Officers across the United States and beyond. Every
family of an officer who has died in the line of duty will receive a Thin Blue
Line Flag along with a letter from her and her son, Parker, to honor their
loved one. She also sends them to the station where he or she worked. If that
wasn’t enough, she has also been sending these TBL flags to officers who are
injured or have an illness that’s stops them from working. She has made
lifelong friendships with many of these officers and their families. She
has sent them gifts for their children at Christmas & food for their table
during the holidays. She also sends them food for everyday meals. She has paid
their bills to keep the lights on & Every bit of this has come from
heart and soul. She has spent her own money on this for years. As her
friend/Sister, she has taken me on the journey with her & as she starts up
her nonprofit, Blue Angel of Hope, she has elected me to be the treasurer. I
hope all of you who read this can help fund the Blue Angel of Hope. Every
dollar goes to fund this great nonprofit. She has never accepted money for
herself for what she does, nor will she ever. Every dollar donated is needed to
honor the men and woman who put their lives on the line for us.
Treasurer of Blue Angel of Hope