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CLEVELAND – The Sea of Blue citizens group that supports police has put together a list of businesses and organizations that contributed food, drinks, and more to help police working long hours during the Republican National Convention, and the list is staggering.

Sea of Blue founder Mary Jo Graves said, “I sat down to make a list of businesses to thank and just kept writing! It’s crazy. It literally brought tears to my eyes.”

Many citizens made donations too. Some did it directly and others got together with crime watch groups. Some even dropped off donations at the homes of officers.

Mary Jo Graves struggled to find words strong enough to describe the outpouring of support adding, “Overwhelming. Paralyzing even. This is OUR city. This is Cleveland, and there’s no place better. None.”

The group wants to thank everyone who made a donation, no matter how small, and no matter if it made this list or not.

List of contributors provided by Sea of Blue:

Hooley House- Brooklyn/Westlake
Angelo’s Pizza
Jack Frost
Rincon Criollo
Bella Pizza
Two Bucks – Avon
Don G’s Pizza
Target – Parma/Steelyard
Rascal House
Chili Peppers – East 185th
Buffalo Wild Wings
Giant Eagle – Wwest 117th
Bj’s – Middleburg
Sam’s Club
Muldoons – East 185th
Paradie – East 185th
Collinwood Taven – Saranac
Eistein Bagels – Rocky River and Lakewood
Dunkin Donuts
Platinum Real Estate
Dave’s Supermarket
Grime Stoppers
Cicrle K – Triskett
Lumber Liquidators  – Olmsted
Quaker Steak – Valley View
Athans Pizza
Gillingham Ford
Emerald city jewelers
The Tree House– Avon
Pierres ice cream
Orlando bakery
Maple Leaf landscaping
Perfect Fir health club
A baseball team from Nordonia
Aldi’s steelyard
West Park Station