Wear The Vest, Protect The Chest
VEST SAVES OFFICER HIT BY MOTOR VEHICLE
The Vest being worn by Sgt. James Nasella of the Ridley Park Police Department was credited with saving his life after being struck by a suspected drunk driver while assisting a disabled motorist. Trauma doctors advised that the vest being worn most likely protected vital organs, preventing more serious injury and/or death.
VEST-A-COP AWARDS 17 POLICE DEPARTMENT A TOTAL OF $17,000 IN GRANTS
Vest-A-Cop Foundation awarded 17 Delaware County Police Departments grants of $1,000 each for the purchase of safety equipment ranging from breaching packs for patrol vehicles to active shooter shields. Our next grant cycle will begin in January of 2021.
VEST-A-COP BECOMES VEST-A-COP FOUNDATION
Vest-A-Cop Foundation Announces Independent 501(c)3 Status. Since 2015, Vest-A-Cop has provided Delaware County's first responders with lifesaving equipment. From 2015 until January of 2020, Vest-A-Cop operated as a program of The Community's Foundation (TCF). Thanks to generous donors who have ensured Vest-A-Cop's longevity in the community, the newly renamed Vest-A-Cop Foundation is proud to announce that they have formed an independent 501(c)3. The entity will be spearheaded by President Marc Hanly and Treasurer/Secretary Carole Nasella.
VEST-A-COP AWARDS 15 POLICE DEPARTMENTS A TOTAL OF $14,809.25 IN GRANT MONIES
In addition, one department is being awarded 45 combat application tourniquet kits in lieu of funds. Delco police departments awarded with Vest-A-Cop Safety Equipment Grants include: Bethel Township, City of Chester, Clifton Heights, Collingdale, Darby Township, East Lansdowne, Marcus Hook, Marple Township, Morton Borough, Norwood, Prospect Park, Radnor, Ridley Park, Springfield Township, Swarthmore, and Upper Chichester Township. Grants will be used to purchase a variety of safety equipment such as ballistic shields, ballistic helmets, night/thermal vision monoculars, and communication devices.
Beginning June 6, 2018, Vest-A-Cop along with Crozer Keystone, Emergency Nurses Association of Delaware County and Hahnemann Hospital, are training Delaware County law enforcement officers on the importance and use of tourniquets. Vest-A-Cop is providing tourniquets, holsters and training, free of charge, to all Delaware County officers. To date, 31 departments have received their tourniquet kits. Thank you all for your continued support!
VEST A COP donates vests across the county
On September 18, 2017, Vest-A-Cop and TCF hosted top cops from around Delaware County at a luncheon to distribute tactical, bulletproof vests. At the luncheon, a staggering 25 Delco police departments received a heavy-duty "active shooter" vest compliments of Vest-A-Cop. To date, Vest-A-Cop has approved funding for 46 vests and looks to increase this number in the very near future. It is the hope of Vest-A-Cop founders that these vests will never be required, but are available should the need arise in an active shooter situation. TCF is proud to work side by side with Vest-A-Cop as they continue their important work to protect officers in our communities. To donate to Vest-A-Cop, visit www.TCFhelps.org and click the "Donate" button!
For more information on Vest A Cop, please visit: www.vestacop.com