The Goodwill of NYPD Officers
April 6, 2021 / SCO News
It’s been a challenging year, but acts of kindness and compassion can change the world. That was the case for Zephaniah Campbell, a resident in one of our group homes. Zephaniah saved up to buy an e-bike to start his job delivering for Uber Eats. A few days after purchasing it, his bike was stolen. NYPD Officers Morici and Martinez responded to the call and literally came to the rescue after hearing Zephaniah’s story and what the e-bike meant to him. It wasn’t just a bike – it was the key to getting his life back on track.
After meeting Zephaniah, Officer Morici said that she couldn’t stop thinking about what happened and how she could help. This led her to organize a fundraiser, and in a few days had raised enough to buy Zephaniah a new Fly E-Bike so that he could take control of his life and continue to pursue his dreams. The story did not end there. It ended up on ABC7 and on Good Day New York!
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