Carwash for Cops

Diaz Market Supports All Local Law Enforcement Officers with a FREE Car Wash Weekend for Patrol Cars

NEW ORLEANS – Friday, July 22, 2016 -Diaz Market Mid-City and the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association are hosting a “Carwash For Cops” weekend as a way of showing their support for local law enforcement. Any law enforcement officer is invited to any of the 6 Diaz Market locations that have car washes to get their patrol cars professional cleaned today, tomorrow and Sunday. Our men and women in blue work hard to keep our communities safe, and they deserve to drive around in professionally cleaned vehicles.

Giselle Diaz Eastlack, owner of Diaz Market, said the Carwash for Cops event is a small token of appreciation for the police officers who risk their lives every day to keep our city safe. “We hope that driving around in a clean patrol car gives our officers a little added moral boost, because we want them to know they are appreciated,” Eastlack said. “We hope this small gesture encourages others in our community to do something to show their support for police.”

New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said today’s event is a classic example of a public-private partnership. “The New Orleans Police Department appreciates Diaz Market and the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association for leading the way in defining a public-private partnership,” Harrison said. “It’s a great morale boost for us to be able to drive around in clean cars. Our cars are our offices, and we sometimes spend up to 16 hours a day in them, so we appreciate what Diaz is doing for our officers.” Chief Harrison also challenged other businesses to partner with the NOPD, saying these private-public partnerships are the epitome of community.”

The Carwash for Cops idea started as a request by the Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association, as they sought out ways to show support for the 1st District officers who patrol their neighborhood. “The New Orleans Police Department and specifically the officers of the First District have always given great service to the Faubourg St John Neighborhood and they have been very responsive to our needs and concerns,” said Jim Danner, Vice-President and Public Safety Director for the Faubourg St John Neighborhood Association. “We wanted to do something extra to express our appreciation to the NOPD and we believed something as simple as having them driving around in a clean patrol car would be helpful for their moral and feeling of being appreciated.”

All weekend, any law enforcement officer can visit the following locations in their patrol cars for a free, professional car wash. Once showing the clerk his badge, the officer will be given a code for the car wash.

1. Diaz Market Mid-City: 4701 Canal Street
2. Diaz Market Old Metairie: 1409 Metairie Road
3. Diaz Market Airport: 1205 Airline Hwy
4. Diaz Market Harahan – 1850 Dickory
5. Diaz Market Marrero – 2145 Barataria Blvd
6. Diaz Market Baton Rouge: 17828 Highland Road

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