EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWS"IN-VEST" DEADLINE WEDNESDAY
from Eyewitness News Online
Give Thanks For Police Officers And "In-Vest" In Their Safety
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 20, 2012 8:50 AM EST
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
As you gather around the table this week at Thanksgiving, there is much to be thankful for – your health, happiness and the love and support you receive from friends and family.
There is something else you have an opportunity to give thanks for, but you must act quickly. Wednesday at 6 p.m. is the deadline to make a donation to help protect those who help protect you and your community – police officers.
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.
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.
You must act now, though to help. 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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