The State Troopers PBA does not solicit individuals or call people at their homes asking for donations. An affiliated organization, the NYST Benefit Fund Inc., contacts businesses and sells advertisements for inclusion in the PBA Trooper magazine, which is published two times a year. This advertising income is for the NYST Benefit Fund, which can be used to pay for several member benefit items, including the funeral expenses of New York State Troopers killed in the line of duty. Thousands of fellow Troopers from New York and other states across the country, as well as municipal police officers from across the state and surrounding states attend the funerals of New York State Troopers killed in the line of duty. The families of fallen Troopers have enough emotional and financial burdens without having to worry about funeral and reception expenses; this is just one way the State Troopers PBA assists the grieving families. If you are a proprietor of a business interested in advertising in the magazine, contact the New York State Troopers Benefit Fund office at (800) 405-6978 or visit their website at www.nystroopersbenefitfund.org. Or, you may contact the PBA directly at (518) 462-7448 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.