Husband & wife, David & Tiana Wiseman, set out on a mission to help raise money for police K9 relief funds after a tragedy hit close to their home.
In the small Cape Cod town of Yarmouth a young K9 officer was murdered while serving a search warrant. Tiana quickly went to creating thin blue line ribbons and selling for a $3 donation. Her funding turned into raising over $20,000 for this officers family!
The couple knew they needed to continue donating so Tiana designed the thin blue line dog print decal which began to sell rapidly. After thinking of a name to back our brothers, sisters & K9 in blue, BarkTheBlue came alive! Decals turned into clothing and much more!! All their items are handmade locally on Cape Cod either by the couple themselves or by other local companies.And the best part...15% of all profits will go directly to K9 relief funding across the United States!
SHIELD616 was formed with the peace officer on patrol in mind. We have since seen the need to help protect all first responders. The goal of SHIELD616 is two-fold.
First, we want to equip every first responder with necessary, advanced active shooter / crowd control gear. Second, we want to provide a support group for that first responder who will pray for the first responder and his or her family on a daily basis and shower the first responder with support and encouragement throughout the year.
SHIELD616 was mindful of limited department budgets. Not only will all of the gear be donated; it will be replaced every five years at no cost to any first responder or department.
Have you ever wondered how you could support your local first responders? Have you ever desired to form personal relationships with your local first responders? Imagined a community where local citizens had the opportunity to not only provide much needed equipment to individual first responders but also had the opportunity to form a personal relationship with them?
SHIELD616 is unique and was formed with the vision of having local individuals, churches, bible study groups, businesses and foundations “invest in a first responder” not only financially but also personally.www.shield616.org
Since becoming a not-for-profit, MediK9USA has also started creating online guides and tutorials for first-responders that will be available soon.
Starting in 2018, Illinois Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Paramedics may transport a police K9 injured in the line of duty to a veterinary clinic or similar facility if there are no persons requiring medical attention or transport at that time. Illinois, Mississippi, and New York are the only states that currently allow transportation of police K9s in EMS ambulances.