NEWBERRY COUNTY — Two Newberry County residents have started a Go Fund Me page to buy bullet resistant vests for the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office’s canine tracking team.
Lisa Stoudemire and Julie Boland said they were shocked to learn that the four Bloodhounds did not have a bullet resistant vest so they decided to do something about it.
“We are so blessed to see the continual outpouring of support from the citizens of Newberry County for the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office,” said Sheriff Lee Foster. “We believe that the partnerships we have made over many years are what make Newberry County law enforcement and citizens enjoy such an outstanding relationship. We are grateful to these ladies and others who have supported us in this and many other projects. Together we are making a difference.”
The vests average between $1,000 and $1,600 each, but Stoudemire and Boland want to raise enough money to buy a vest for all four canines by Christmas.
To donate, go to the Go Fund Me Page at https://www.gofundme.com/2hadp5ej or mail your donation to the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, P.O. Box 247, Newberry, SC 29108. Donations can also be dropped by the NCSO, 550 Wilson Road in Newberry.