40% of officers in the U.S. (almost 400,000) do not have a protective vest.
Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) December 24, 2014
The Healthy Home Company has a mission to make the home a safer place to raise families. In-Vest USA is dedicated to supporting our communities by helping protect those who protect us – our first responders. Today, these two organizations have joined forces to save the lives of law enforcement officers by providing them with body armor through In-Vest’s USA’s Bless the Vest campaign to avoid future incidents like the tragic shootings that happened this past week in New York.
In-Vest USA’s Bless the Vest campaign provides law enforcement officers with protective body armor vests to wear while on duty protecting our families, communities and homeland. While many believe that officers are provided a vest as part of their equipment, this is far from the truth.
- An officer not wearing a body armor vest is 14 times more likely to be killed by a firearm than an officer wearing a vest.
- 40% of officers (almost 400,000) do not have a protective vest.
- Of those who do have a protective vest to wear on duty, nearly 20% of those vests do not fit properly. A properly fitting vest can mean the difference between life and death.
- Body armor vests must be replaced every 5 years and cost around $700 each, which is a small price to pay for the lives of our law enforcement officers.
In-Vest USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has distributed more than 3,500 free, bullet-proof vests to police officers through its grassroots volunteer organization. But that is just a drop in the bucket. The Healthy Home Company has partnered with In-Vest to give you a chance to make a difference and perhaps even save the life of one of our country’s first responders.
Give back to those who have dedicated their life to protecting you. When you purchase Healthy Home Company products using this link (http://www.HealthyHomeCompany.com/InVestUSA), 10% of the proceeds go toward In-Vest USA’s Bless the Vest campaign.
You can also donate directly at http://bit.ly/Support_In-Vest.