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HUMANITARIAN SERVICE MEDAL AWARDED TO FBI NEW YORK CITIZENS ACADEMY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
(Boston, Massachusetts, June 28, 2023) - FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBI National CAAA) presented its Humanitarian Service Medal to the FBI New York Citizens Academy Alumni Association. The medal is awarded to Chapters who demonstrate innovative leadership and strong community support during or after a natural or manmade disaster.
"This medal recognizes unselfish member actions during or immediately following a tragedy in providing support to law enforcement and victims," said Karen Corrigan, president of the FBI National CAAA. "Chapters receiving the Humanitarian Service Medal personify the highest standards and principles of the FBI and the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association."
Among the FBI New York CAAA's many initiatives, they were recognized for: their response to support victims of a horrific Bronx fire in 2022 that killed 17 people, including nine children, and injured dozens more; providing meals to NYPD staff following the loss of two police officers; bringing food donations to FDNY EMS Station 49 after a colleague was attacked and killed; and participating with the FBI New York Field Office in a 9/11 Memorial Service to honor FBI employees who lost their lives in the attack.
Additionally, Chapter volunteers frequently donate time and resources to bring food, clothing, bedding, cribs, toys, and other needed supplies to community organizations serving those in need. This past year, in concert with the FBI New York Field Office, they also contributed medical supplies to the people of Ukraine.
The medal was presented at the Association's 16th Annual National Leadership Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.
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The FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association (FBINCAAA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that works in partnership with the FBI to promote public safety and security through community engagement, education, and outreach initiatives. Founded in 2005, the National organization provides training, resources, and governance oversight for 57 local FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association Chapters representing more than 53,000 business, civic, religious, and community leaders across the U.S., Guam, and Puerto Rico.
FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association is a nonprofit organization separate and apart from the FBI