The 100 Club, a 69-year-old Houston-based nonprofit organization which supports the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty, announced its assistance for the dependent family of Harris County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Darren Almendarez. Deputy Almendarez was killed in Houston, Friday, April 1. He was shot during an exchange of gunfire while trying to stop a criminal offense. He had been with the agency for 23 years. Deputy Almendarez, 51, is survived by his wife and young daughter.

A $20,000 check will be presented to Deputy Almendarez’s wife to help with any immediate financial needs. Additional financial support for the dependent family will be made after an assessment of their needs is conducted. Over 200 officer and firefighter families have been assisted, with more than $24 million in financial assistance being provided.

Donations are being accepted to 100 Club Survivor’s Fund that provides benefits to the dependents of firefighters and law enforcement officers who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

The community is invited to participate. A Survivor’s Fund gift may be made online at www.the100club.org/give.

Contributions are also being accepted at: 100 Club Survivor’s Fund, 6919 Portwest Dr. , Ste. 150, Houston TX 77024-8050.

100% of Survivor’s Fund donations go to the dependents of law enforcement officers and firefighters killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

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