AURORA, Ill. – Every day, police officers around the country put on a uniform to protect and serve their community. Off duty, they continue to go above and beyond. Aftermath Services is giving back to local heroes by honoring the work of law enforcement officers with service grants totaling $15,000.

As partners in response to crime scene and trauma situations, Aftermath wants to recognize the law enforcement officers who keep our communities safe by providing the “Why We Serve” grant to the organization, cause or charity of the winning officer’s choice.

The Why We Serve grant celebrates local heroes by helping them continue their passionate work with their communities and advance the causes they care about.

Anyone can nominate a “Local Hero” who has made a difference in their local community. All first responders are also encouraged to apply by submitting a video that shares their story and how they give back to their community, including which cause or organization the grant would go to. Videos should be submitted by July 9, 2018 and finalists will be announced and eligible for voting online on July 13, 2018. The voting period ends on July 27, 2018 and winning recipients will be announced on July 30, 2018.

The winners and grant recipients will be determined by popular vote online. The first place winner will receive a grant of $5,000 while the second place winner will receive a grant of $3,000. There will be two third place and two fourth place winners.

In a similar spirit as first responders, Aftermath serves families and community members in times of need with rapid emergency response. The grant builds upon the Aftermath Cares program, which supports officers’ service to their communities.

“First responders do so much, and we know their service is fueled by a love of community. As community partners, we want to help them do more. That’s what this grant is about,” said Doug Berto, CEO. “Aftermath is proud to share the commitment to help families. They are why we serve.”

The Aftermath Way is more than a cleaning regimen. It’s a service model that gives community members the dignity and respect they deserve when faced with traumatic events and the expert care for a quick and safe recovery.

About Aftermath Services LLC

Since 1996, Aftermath Services LLC offers premier crime cleanup and biohazard remediation services nationwide. With professionalism and compassion, Aftermath acts as a “second responder” to crime scenes, industrial accidents, and other traumatic events. No matter the situation, Aftermath’s highly experienced technicians are prepared to return your home or business to a safe and livable condition. For more information on Aftermath trauma cleaning services, or to learn more about the relationship between Aftermath and law enforcement, call 877-872-4339 or visit