Wes Barr was a community leader, a dedicated law enforcement officer, and a loving husband and friend. But Wes is best remembered for his kindness and tireless commitment to helping those in need. 

The Heart of Wes Barr Foundation is committed to continuing Wes’ legacy of service to this community by assisting organizations he held near to his heart. 



The Heart of Wes Barr has made our first purchases to assist the Agencies that Wes held near to his heart.  We were able to make the following purchases with the love and support of our Springfield Community.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Central IL

    • Purchased twelve computers for the Boys and Girls Club to be used by Club members and families. Students will have access to technology that may not be available to them in their homes, families are able to register students for school, and apply for health benefits or other needs, and The Boys and Girls Club can partner with LLCC to provide the community with a satellite site for early morning and evenings GED classes.

  • Wooden It Be Lovely’s House of Hope

    • Purchased a refrigerator for Wooden It Be Lovely's House of Hope, providing services for local women without children healing from lives of poverty, homelessness, addiction, and/or abuse. The House provides a loving residence for 4-5 women at one time.  

  • Sangamon County Sheriff's Office

    • Purchased K-9 bite suits

    • Complete 10'x10' kennel from TK Products

    • XXL Heavy Duty Galvanized Metal Dog House Den

    • Police K9 Service Dog Kit

    • Bite Work Supplemental Kit

    • KATS lite Online Documentation Program, 1-year membership for 3 handlers: Needed equipment for a new K9 that has been added to the Sheriff's Office

  • Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery

    • Purchased computers to update facility technology

  • Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County

    • Purchased Storage for construction implements to organize construction implements used in the home building program and accessibility wheelchair ramp program

  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central IL

    • ?Purchased a commercial refrigerator and freezer to help serve their families by providing food after a long day at the hospital. This item will help serve families who have critically ill children by providing them with meals. Their mission is to provide support and care by removing various stressors including time and money. Their kitchen offers free meals, snacks, and comfort to the families that are staying in their home.

  • American Legion

    • Paid for recoating and restriping of the asphalt parking lot

      The Heart of Wes Barr Foundation is committed to continuing Wes’ legacy of service to this community by assisting organizations he held near to his heart

      The Heart of Wes Barr ensures that 100% of all proceeds are used to assist the agencies we serve

Thank you to everyone who has donated or attended fundraisers.  It is because of you that The Heart of Wes Barr is able to support our community and continue Wes's legacy of giving.  We greatly appreciate you! 

Thank you to Staab for sponsoring our web site, and to e-websmart for the design and development of our site.

We Are There From The Moment You Need Us, 
Our Care Never Ends And No One Is Forgotten