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K9 Bulletproof Vest

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Raised by 2,227 people in 18 months
Hi! I am Brady Snakovsky and I am 8 years old. I am from Strongsville, Ohio and I am in the third grade.  I have a passion for helping police officers especially K9 officers and their handlers. One day I hope to become an officer myself! I started my campaign with a goal of collecting enough funds to purchase one ballistic vest for a K9 in need. Through the support of my family, the community and a great company, Line Of Fire Defence Systems, I was able to not only donate 1, but 4 ballistic vests for K9s.   

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These vests are very expensive, at the cost of $1,200. Line Of Fire Defence is kind enough to give me the Law Enforcement cost which allows me to donate more. Even though the vests are costly it is a very important tool all K9's should have. I work directly with the manufacturer who has an innovative ballistic vest that is top of the line. Their technology offers a vest that is lightweight and helps regulate body heat keeping the K9 cool. It provides ballistic and edged weapon protection for vital organs all while allowing complete freedom of movement. These vests allow the K9 to wear it throughout their entire shift and through training days so they can focus on what they do best.  

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As I look back at my first goal that I set in 2017 of providing one K9 in need of a vest I am excited at what the future holds. I have learned that there are many wonderful people out there working with my mission to give back. I hope to provide as many vests as I possibly can to the very deserving officers that are out there. Currently, we have a waiting list of 20+ Police Officers who have contacted us in need of a vest. With your help we can help provide them with one. Helping those K9s stay safe as they help us each day in the community is the least I can do. Hopefully one day all K9s are provided with a vest, until then I am here to help those in need of one! Thank you for taking the time to read my campaign and please know I am so very grateful of any contribution you can make!

Thank you,
Brady 

**FOR UP TO DATE INFORMATION FOR FOR TAX EXEMPT DONATIONS YOU CAN HEAD OVER TO www.bradysk9fund.com  **

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Dear GoFundMe Family,
We just wanted to send you guys an update to Brady's K9 Fund. So far Brady has vested 85 K9s and we currently hold a waiting list of 57 police officers who have entered their partner who is in need of a ballistic vest. Brady is still working hard to share his mission and vest more K9's. He loves sharing with all his school mates, and they love it too!

Brady is enjoying playing baseball. He is now on a kid pitch team and he thinks that's really neat. He is doing great at it too! Brady has been playing baseball since age 4! He just ended 3rd grade on Friday and is looking forward to a fun summer!!

You are welcome to check out: www.bradysk9fund.com for more information, photos, events and updates!

We want to remind you that you are so very appreciated! Each and everyone of you who have donated to this cause has helped a much deserving working dog - and it has not gone unnoticed. Speaking for all the handlers out there who have received a vest, THANK YOU! Please share Brady's mission as that is how we spread the word and help him with his mission.

The photos enclosed are Brady with Ohio State Highway Patrol officers Trp. Browne with K9 Atos and Trp. Mayle with K9 Ure. K9 Brady with Mendon Police is showing off his ballistic vest Brady got him and K9 Loki, the lab is one who recently has ordered her vest. She hails from Department of Veterans Affairs, CT.

Many Thanks,
Leah
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www.bradysk9fund.com
TODAY IS A BIG DAY!!!
Thanks to all the love that many, many people have given and for the amount of requests we have received from handlers all along the United States Brady's K9 Fund has now become a new official business! Most importantly we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit business. This means from here on out all donations will be tax exempt. I know some people were requesting that and we have listened!! So for all donations, updates and special news go to: www.bradysk9fund.com please get the word out and together we can help police handlers and their K9's come home safe together.

Brady & Leah
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How cute are these shirts? Brady's K9 Fund teamed up with K9 Blue Line Designs and when you order one of their shirts 20% GETS DONATED TO THE BRADY'S K9 FUND!
They are fellow police family so It's a win! Win!
**Make sure to mention Brady's K9 Fund if you order!**
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Hello GoFundMe Family!
We have been a little quiet on the updates lately, but trust me we have been very busy behind scenes- which is great! To date with your help have vested 66 police dogs! Not only is that protecting many awesome K9's stay safe, but is also is taking a lot of stress off the shoulders of their handlers knowing their partner is safe going into an escalated scene.

Soon Brady's K9 Fund will be it's very own business. So stay tuned and I will update you on the website to go to etc. We're just waiting on the IRS approval and we'll be all set. :)

We wanted to share a photo of our most recent K9 to receive a vest... his name is Mackey and he hails from the West Windsor Police Department in New Jersey. He is our first K9 for New Jersey. He is a very smart sweetheart who loves his Dad & Mom! His Dad feels very blessed to have K9 Mackey as a partner! Mackey has an adorable brother who will be retiring from being a police K9 this spring/summer as well. He is a long haired German Shepard (which secretly are my favorite!) named Cherno. So Officer Montgomery thank you so much for all you do for the community of West Windsor and for taking awesome care of K9 Mackey & Cherno!

Please continue to share our story and support for the men and women in blue - both two legged and four!

Sincerely,
Leah & Brady
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