Shawna Hoover ALTOONA, PA
Operation Our Town is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that was created in 2006 to combat drugs and crime in Blair County, PA. The organization raises money to fund programs and initiatives that reduce both the supply and demand for drugs through law enforcement, treatment, and prevention efforts.
We are requesting support to help raise funds for the purchase of a new drug dog that will be housed at the Logan Township Police Department.
In 2007, Operation Our Town provided a grant for the purchase of a drug dog named Vilo. Vilo and his handler, Officer Matt Lutz, have been a very successful team in Logan Township and surrounding Blair County municipalities by providing locker searches and educational demonstrations for all ages.
Vilo is anticipated to retire in 2017, and the Logan Township Police Department is committed to continuing the K-9 Program with the help of funding due to the cost of initial purchases.
The funding we are requesting will help to cover the cost of the dog, six weeks of training, lodging for the officer, and a cage.
Please consider supporting the purchase of a new drug dog for the Logan Township Police Department. We appreciate any amount, whether big or small, to support this effort. Thank you for your continued support!