Ambassador Limousine Continues to Serve the Community
Ambassador Limousine is continuing their work in the community:
Clearwater Business Reaches Out to the Families of Three Fallen St. Petersburg Police Officers
Clearwater Limousine Company Donates Services
CLEARWATER, Fla. (Mar. 11, 2011) – As the entire Tampa Bay region continues to mourn the loss of the third St. Petersburg police officer killed in the line of duty this year, one local business has stepped up to help those left behind to grieve.
Ken Lucci, CEO of Ambassador Limousine based in Clearwater, Florida, recently extended his charitable partnership with the St. Petersburg Police Department. Lucci, whose godfather was a police lieutenant in Massachusetts, donated more than $14,000 in services to the city to assist in all three officer funerals.
“It was my way of saying thanks for the job our officers do each day,” said Lucci.
Lucci provided shuttle vehicles to transport friends and colleagues of Officer David Crawford. Crawford died on February 21st. Lucci’s team also transported the families of Officers Jeffrey Yaslowitz and Thomas Baitinger, both killed in the line of duty in January.
“Of course this was a very difficult time for our family,” writes the parents and brother of Thomas Baitinger in a letter to Lucci and his employees, “but the burden was somewhat lightened by the empathetic and professional manner [of the] Ambassador Limousine staff.”
Lucci was first inspired to volunteer after learning about The Gold Shield Foundation, an organization formed by the late George M. Steinbrenner, principal owner of the New York Yankees. Lucci has provided security and transportation services for the Steinbrenner family for more than a decade. The Gold Shield Foundation offers financial assistance and college tuition to the families of fallen officers.
Lucci’s volunteer efforts continue throughout the Tampa Bay community. While many companies have cut down on charitable donations, Lucci has doubled his community contributions within the past year saying now more than ever a helping hand is needed.