PAST COMMUNITY SERVICE WORK
Search & Rescue
Dedicated to helping people, True Girt Law Firm's founding attorney Mosemarie Boyd ("Mosie") served on Crawford County Search & Rescue (SAR) and Sebastian County SAR. Certified in swiftwater rescue, Mosie warned about the dangers of flooding on local roads during severe weather on 40/29 TV’s “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” news coverage (March 7, 2012). After deploying in response to catastrophic flooding at the Albert Pyke Recreation Area in 2010, the deadly Altus/Denning tornado in 2011, and devastating flash flooding that took the lives of responding law enforcement officers and trapped residents in Y-City in 2013, Mosie urges area residents to use caution during severe weather and when enjoying the great outdoors.
Advocating for safe communities throughout Arkansas, Mosie presented the “Don’t Shoot” and Drug Market Intervention strategies in a speech to the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police annual convention in 2012. These successfully field-tested and nationally recognized strategies reduce crime, reduce costs, reduce incarceration—and help heal historic divisions between law enforcement and the communities they serve. After coordinating conference calls between the Chief of Police in High Point, NC, a national model for these strategies, and Arkansas police chiefs and other leaders in Texarkana, Pine Bluff, and Helena-West Helena, Mosie was excited to learn that Pine Bluff has launched the first pilot program in Arkansas.
Camp Hope for Heroes
Grateful to our nation's veterans and their families for their tremendous sacrifices in service to our country, Mosie helped Camp Hope for Heroes obtain federal 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exemption status and registered www.CampHopeForHeroes.org. Through her work as an attorney representing veterans in crisis she knows that sometimes, “It takes the courage and strength of a warrior… to ask for help.” Veterans and their families and care givers in need of assistance are encouraged to contact 1-800-273-8255, and press 1; text 838255; and visit VeteransCrisisLine.net. Camp Hope for Heroes at Chaffee Crossing is another resource for veterans.
Girls of Promise
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith hosted a "Girls of Promise" event to encourage junior high girls to plan for their future and help them learn the college application process. Sponsored by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, "Girls of Promise" educates eighth grade girls about the benefits of careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. Helping to plan this event for local eighth grade girls, Mosie served on the board for Girls of Promise - Fort Smith Board and appeared on 5News Weekend (April 15, 2013) to promote participation. She also gave a presentation on the then 141-year campaign to elect a woman to serve as U.S. President, titled, "Are You Ready to Run for U.S. President?"
Food for Families
On Saturdays for years, Midland Heights United Methodist Church in north Fort Smith served a free or gratis hot lunch to families and individuals. Responsibility for planning and preparing these weekly meals was shared among groups from several different congregations. When her schedule allowed, Mosie joined members of several local churches who prepared and served hot lunches one weekend a month.
Extra food was sometimes available for take out meals for community guests. Mosie enjoyed the fellowship of this multidenominational community service project.
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