UNION COUNTY — The Union Rotary Club’s commitment to supporting the community continued this week with a donation to Union County CrimeStoppers.
Rotary Club President Lewis Jeter presented Union County Sheriff David Taylor with a check for $500 during the club’s weekly meeting at Covenant Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon.
In presenting the check, Jeter said it is a donation to the Union County CrimeStoppers program and represents the club’s commitment to the community, a commitment that he said includes supporting efforts to fight crime.
“Rotary feels that we need to support our CrimeStoppers efforts here,” Jeter said. “We have supported CrimeStoppers for many years. Through CrimeStoppers the authorities have been able to solve many crimes.”
Taylor thanked the Rotarians for their donation, pointing out that the club has been a long-time supporter of the CrimeStoppers program.
“We appreciate any donation we get,” Taylor said. “Rotary has been continuous over the years with their donations and we appreciate all the Rotarians do.
“We have two unsolved murders, one in the county and one in the city,” he said. “We are offering $1,000 rewards for information that leads to the arrest of the person or persons involved. This donation will go toward those rewards.”
Union County CrimeStoppers is a non-profit organization lead by area citizens and community leaders with the purpose of assisting law enforcement in the fight against crime. CrimeStoppers provides the public with the means of anonymously providing information about crime in the community through a secure tips line manned by a professional program coordinator. Each caller is assigned a code number for the purpose of anonymity.
If information provided CrimeStoppers about a crime leads to the arrest of the perpetrator or perpetrators of that crime, CrimeStoppers pays out a cash reward to the person who provided that information. The person who receives the reward may also collect it anonymously using the code number assigned them by CrimeStoppers.
The phone number for CrimeStoppers is 864-427-0800.