The LELS Benevolent Fund provides support and financial aid for the families of LELS members and the families of other Minnesota Public Safety Professionals, regardless of their union membership, who die in the line of duty.
The Benevolent Fund consists of a Board that will review the circumstances of the death, and if approved, will act as the Fiscal Agent of the funds, monies and any donations and transfer them to the eligible recipient(s) according to law and the Fiscal Agent agreements.
The Board may also consider special needs that do not fit the definition of death-in-the-line-of-duty with receipt of a written request addressed to the Board. The procedure is outlined in the By-laws of the organization. (Link to By-Laws)
The LELS Police Benevolent Fund, Inc. is a 501c3 charity, as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.
The LELS Benevolent Fund welcomes and encourages donations and contributions in the name of a fallen hero or to the General Fund.