A little publicity goes a long way.
A day ago, Holly Miktarian was still hundreds of dollars away from her goal to raise $1,000 to join the Police Unity Tour and ride in honor of her late husband, Twinsburg Police officer Joshua Miktarian.
As of midnight on Wednesday, Miktarian raised $170 and needed another $830. As of this morning, Miktarian had raised $1,370, surpassing her goal.
Would you like to donate? Visit Miktarian's donation page.
Twinsburg residents not only ponied up cash, but also gave their support in messages.
The Estep Family posted: "As Twinsburg residents, Officer Miktarian will never be forgotten. Happy to support you in this effort Holly."
Miktarian plans to participate in the Police Unity Tour, a bicycle ride in May that raises money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial in the nation's capital.
To participate, Miktarian needs to raise $1,750 for the memorial. She still has to raise $830.
On her page, Miktarian explains that she will ride in honor of her husband, who was killed during a traffic stop in 2008, and Tommy Patton, a Cleveland Heights police officer who died in the line of duty in 2010.
Miktarian said she has never done something like the Police Unity Tour. She wrote:
I am very honored to ride in memory of my husband. It will be emotional for me as I ride into DC and see my daughter standing next to her Daddy's name on the National Memorial Wall.
If you are able to donate something I would greatly appreciate it, big or small. If you cant afford to donate, please keep me in your thoughts,I've never done something like this before!!