HISD Police Department accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Staff and personnel from the Houston Independent School District Police Department got cold and soaked on Friday after participating in the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

With the help of students from Lanier Middle School and a donation of buckets from Home Depot, members from the department gladly accepted the challenge from the neighboring Spring ISD Police Department.

“[Everyone] participating has personally agreed to make a contribution to ALS to help end this terminal disease, and that’s what it’s all about,” said Chief of Police Robert Mock.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has helped to raise both money and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—more commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease—which affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. According to the ALS Association, more than 3 million people have donated to the organization, raising over $100 million in funds for research and education efforts.

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