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Review for Assistance League of Inland North County, Escondido, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Mike Loarie. I am a Captain at the Escondido Police Department and Second In-Command. I have been working at EPD for almost 29 years, and I have been a resident of Escondido for 27 years.

During my career, I have had many occasions to work with the Assistance League of Inland North County. It started with participating on an advisory board and work with Operation School Bell many years ago. It continues when I make personal donations to their storefront. I choose them because I know their business plan has the best intentions, and I have seen the results. They are wonderful. They care about our community. As a resident, that means a great deal to me.

I have worked with many nonprofit organizations during my career, and the Assistance League of Inland North County has been incredible. The members are committed to substantial improvement, they are friendly, and they are professional. There may be some as good as the Assistance League of Inland North County, but there certainly is none better.

In late 2015, EPD was approached by the Assistance League of Inland North County with an offer we simply could not refuse. The Assistance League wanted to purchase something for us that would help our officers in the field to save lives - Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). The AED is a proven life-saving device for heart attack patients.

We took delivery of 17 AEDs and deployed them into the field so that officers patrolling the area of Escondido would have them readily available. Our officers have a response time that is sometimes faster than the Escondido Fire Department because they are already in the field and not the Fire Station. When an officer can be on-scene minutes before the Fire Department, chances of survival of a patient increase exponentially.

We have yet to be able to report that the AEDs have saved a life, but I can absolutely tell you that it is a matter of time before that will happen. Had it not been for the generous donation, we may not have this type of equipment in our police vehicles and deployed 7/24.

I am sure there are many other contributions and stories that can be told about the Assistance League of Inland North County. I just do not know what they are; however, I am certain they exist.
We all can learn from the generosity that the staff at the Assistance League of Inland North County displays. The leadership to do something about a problem, the commitment to make the community better, and the willingness to donate time and talent is what comes to my mind when I think about the wonderful crew who make up our local Assistance League.


Michael J. Loarie

Role:  General Member of the Public