1st Annual Blue Heart Award goes to renown Resourceful fundraising auctioneer Alan Helfman

Andrea Schmauss

The Houston Police Family Support Unit (HPFSU) was honored to present their 1st Annual Blue Heart Awards in December 2018.  The Blue Heart Award is our way of saying “Thank You” and recognizing an individual, company or organization who demonstrates outstanding commitment and support of law enforcement and/or our organization.


Our very first honorees are Alan Helfman, Jim McIngvale and the HPOU.


  • Alan Helfman is a household name within HPD.  He has been a constant and powerful supporter of our HPD Officers and other law enforcement causes over the years.  Always going over and above to lend a hand and generously donate his time and resources.


  • Who in Houston doesn’t know Mattress Mac and the contribution he has made to Houston?!  Jim McIngvale, owner & founder of Gallery Furniture has been there, on the front lines, time and time again supporting our first responders.


  • The Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) has a special place in our hearts.  They have been a strong encourager and supporter of the HPFSU from the day discussions began on forming an organization.  As a result, we have been able to assist 86 officers during our first two years. Our heroes risk their lives daily and Houston is a safer place because of their service. It is a privilege for us to step in, visit with them to ensure they are taken care of when a line of duty injury occurs.


We congratulate all of our Blue Heart recipients and are deeply grateful for those who share our passion of caring for the brave men and women in blue.