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No Sew Blankets

On 6/22/19, CAPA finished another HAPPY morning making no sew blankets for SAFEchild. SAFEchild – which stands for Stop Abuse For Every child – supports families having a wide range of needs. Expertly trained professionals and volunteers build strong families in which parents nurture thriving children.  SAFEchild annually serves nearly 9,000 children and families through parenting programs and the SAFEchild Advocacy Center and empowers 13,000 Wake County first graders through the school-based Funny Tummy Feelings program. The members of Olive Chapel Elementary Kids Corps helped us with this great event!  It is a Club for 4th & 5th Graders who are interested in serving others through servant leadership.  Thanks to everyone who attend, we will be delivering the blankets soon!

Pigfest


What a great time CAPA had at Peak City Pigfest on 9/15/19 . Obviously, the highlight was observing Officer Howdy in his natural element!

Latinofest

The Apex Latino Arts Festival highlights the presence of Latino arts and culture in our local community and provide an opportunity to build bridges across cultures.

Officer Guevara, Srgt. Rivera, Therese, Liz and German were in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot on enjoying a great time at Latinofest had by all! We helped out with Community outreach at our booth at the Latinofest!  

Touch-A-Truck

CAPA had a great time doing Child IDs at Touch-A-Truck Saturday afternoon. #HonkATruck

Volunteer of the Year

A ‘Volunteer’ is defined as a person who freely offers to take part in a task.
🙂 A ‘Dedicated Volunteer’ is a partner, working together with the community, to improve the lives ofothers.
😄 A “Volunteer of the Year” is a distinguished title given to that ONE person whose service transcends expectations and whose ability to ‘give’ exceeds boundaries.

👋 This year’s Volunteer of the Year was always the first to raise her hand, or the first to jump in when assistance was needed. Her peers have described her as a “Pillar” of the CAPA organization.

✍️ As the current Secretary of the Board, a member of the Hospitality Committee and as Coordinator of CAPA’s Blanket Buddies program, Jenny has contributed more than 54 volunteer hours in 2018 and 2019. She also serves as an invaluable volunteer for her church and for CERT. 👨‍🚒👩‍✈️

🎉This year’s Volunteer of the Year is Jennifer Ahler.

Shred Day

13,000 pounds shredded and 518 vehicles came through our shred event on 4/27/19! Thanks to our Community Policing Unit and our friends with Citizens Assisting Police in Apex for all the work they did

No Sew Blankets

A great big thank you to all the Cary Police Dept CAP team members and the Apex Police Dept CAPA members who came out on 4/6/19 to our first Blanket Buddies session! We made six colorful tied fleece blankets which will be donated to SafeChild! See less

CAP Volunteers for the Cary Police Station and CAPA Volunteers for the Apex Police Station got together this morning to make blankets for SafeChild. 💕

   

March Adopt a Highway Event

In response to growing public concern about trash and debris along North Carolina’s roadways, the N.C. Department of Transportation established its Adopt-a-Highway program in 1988. Since then, thousands of volunteers have not only helped reduce litter but also saved North Carolina’s taxpayers millions of dollars annually in roadside cleanup costs.

With more than 120,000 participants across North Carolina, Adopt-A-Highway is made up of civic and community groups — including schools, religious, professional and social organizations — as well as individuals and families.

On 3/16/19, our CAPA members joined together and helped clean up our section of Highway in Apex.  Our section of Hwy is Kelly Rd, between Old US1 and Olive Chapel.  A big thanks to all of our members who were able to attend and pitch in to help keep Apex beautiful! Two years of helping Adopt-A-Highway and going strong!

Apex Police Department – Promotional Ceremony 2019

A big congratulations are in order for our Men and Women in Blue as we celebrate the APD Promotions received March 18th.  All of the members at CAPA wish you all the best and celebrate your well deserved accomplishments!

Photos of the Ceremony can be found on the APD Facebook page here: APD – Promotion Ceremony 2019

Lions Club Annual Fish Fry

Every year, CAPA assists the Apex Lions Club with their Fish Fry at the CC Jones building in Apex.  This long standing event, over 40 years, has provided funding to a wide range of local needs. This year the profits will go to Josh Herald. Josh is a local 40 year old man who served our country as a US Marine and has been employed at Crown Honda for many years. He suffered a massive stroke on December 14th while on a hunting trip with his 15 year old son, JJ, that nearly took his life. He also has a 10 year old son, Ethan, and his wife Lori is a self-employed hairstylist in the area. Josh had surgery to remove part of his skull on December 15th and spent 2 1/2 weeks in a medically induced coma in Greenville, NC. Two and a half weeks later he was transported back to Wake County for rehabilitation. He has made great progress on his road to recovery, but still has a long, difficult and expensive road ahead. We hope that, like in years past, the entire town will rally for Josh and support his family by attending the Fish Fry. http://apexlions.org/wp/2019/01/29/fish-fry-2019/