It’s like passing the hat to the entire Baltimore community.

Traditionally, when an officer experiences a personal crisis, particularly a financial hardship, fellow officers often pitch in to help by passing a hat from person to person at Roll Call, to collect donations and contributions.

The aim of the Signal 13 Foundation is to support and expand on such gallant efforts, but in a more consistent and intentional manner by providing financial assistance in the form of small, no-obligation grants. Our goal is to offer welcome relief and peace of mind to department personnel during times of distress, provide opportunities for active duty members and their families to grow, and to ensure a healthy and vital relationship with the public.

Although the traditional passing of the hat will never entirely be replaced, the Frank J. Battaglia Signal 13 Foundation offers a unique way for charitable civilians and police personnel alike to support the tireless efforts of Baltimore City’s active duty members and help them thrive, on and off the job.

If this sounds like the kind of organization you wish to support, then we encourage you to make a donation today. You’ll be supporting a passionate, dedicated group of people who have the drive to make a difference, the desire to contribute to the operation of a vital resource, and the commitment it takes to make the communities we serve — Baltimore and beyond — a better place.

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