Providence Alaska Medical Center K9s Arf and Bruce to get donation of body armor

Providence Alaska Medical Center K9s Arf and Bruce to get donation of body armor

Providence Alaska Medical Center K9s Arf and Bruce will receive bullet and stab-protective vests thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  

Bruce

K9 Arf’s vest is sponsored by Denise Nading of Anchorage, Alaska, and will be embroidered with the sentiment “In memory of Mel Nading - Pilot of Helo 1”. K9 Bruce’s vest will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.” Delivery is expected within eight-to-10 weeks.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified.  Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 4,563 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations. 

Arf

The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies. K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate. There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $960 will sponsor one vest.  Each vest has a value of $1,744-$2,283, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty.  

For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978.  Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at www.vik9s.org, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.   

 

12/2/2022
Providence funds the community health worker program that enables community health workers to slowly build trust in vulnerable communities and create bridges to critical health and social services.
11/29/2022
Providence Alaska asks that children 12 and under do not visit patients who are hospitalized at this time.
11/18/2022
One of the biggest sources of hospital waste is food waste. To reduce ours, Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) has begun composting the food waste we generate.
10/25/2022
Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality Bariatric Surgery Facility for treating individuals living with morbid, or extreme, obesity.