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Donations Sought For "In-Vest" Project To Enhance Safety For Oficers
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 14, 2012 10:03 AM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
With long hours, angry criminal suspects and victims and endless reports to fill out, police officers definitely face their challenges on the job.
Officers must deal with more than just lots of headaches, however. They also are thrust into dangerous situations that could result in serious injury or death.
You can help protect our officers and keep them safe. Eyewitness News and the West Virginia Sheriffs’ Association are partnering to challenge area businesses, residents and community leaders to donate to our “In-Vest” cause. The goal is to get bulletproof vests and lifesaving gear into the hands of police officers who need them.
To show how important bulletproof vests and lifesaving gear can be, Eyewitness News Reporter Leslie Rubin is doing a series of stories in which she talks to officers who, without this equipment, may have never gone home again to be with their families. Check out her latest story tonight at 6.
Any donation amount will be accepted, but the more you give, the more we can help. For example, a donation of $1,000 literally could buy a life, purchasing a top of the line bulletproof vest for an officer who daily answers the calls and could be placed in harm’s way.
To donate, you can go to any City National Bank in the entire state, or you can drop off or mail donations to our Charleston studio (WCHS TV, 1301 Piedmont Road, Charleston, WV 25301) or to our Huntington studio (WCHS TV, 1002 Fourth Ave., Huntington, WV 25701). Checks should be made payable to “In-Vest.”
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