Fundraiser Raises Money to Buy Vests for New McMechen Officers

Fundraiser Raises Money to Buy Vests for New McMechen Officers

But this story doesn’t end there. The problem was they couldn’t afford to provide them with vests.  

The only option they thought they had was to give the two new officers older vests. Chief Don DeWitt – McMechen Police

“It’s a vital piece of equipment that we all need, unfortunately we all need, and wear every day and use every day.”   Local business owners Terri Lindsey and Danielle Rybski heard about the vests and knew they wanted to help.

McMechen police chief Don DeWitt said these vests and how they fit  are essential for each officer’s safety.  Hand me downs that probably wouldn’t fit right.

“The fundraiser fell a little bit short from being able to buy both of the vests.  And I also wanted to offer to buy uniforms for them as well.”   They set up a fundraiser to buy the new equipment, but they came just shy of their goal. 

“Teena Miller from GKT saw the post and said we’re going to help, and we’ll finish it off and she managed to raise the rest of it.”    Lindsey took to social media to thank everyone who participated, and then saw the unthinkable.   Terri Lindsey – Happy Tails Pet Salon Owner

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