Ohio Logistics Pledges $25,000 to The BOOT Campaign
Ohio Logistics Pledges $25,000 to the BOOT Campaign – 3/16/17
The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that Ohio Logistics has pledged $25,000 to the BOOT project. “We are fortunate to have company leaders in our community like Mr. Bills and Ohio Logistics” said Sheriff Heldman. “Mr. Bill’s belief in giving back to our community is a true asset to everyone who lives and works in Hancock County.”
With Ohio Logistics pledge, the BOOT project has reached another milestone of 1/3 of the goal raised. The additional funds have come from other corporations including Whirlpool and One Energy. Small businesses have jumped in to donate doors and services to help support the project as well. “A lot of joint effort has been dedicated to the project. We have witnessed blocks of businesses banning together to purchase BOOT’s in a competition. Other businesses have reached out and asked what they can do to help. It’s been a true support of community on every level and absolutely amazing to be a part of” added Sheriff Heldman.
The next opportunity to help support the BOOT is a Wine Tasting benefit at Feasel’s Garden Center on Friday, March 31 with 50% of proceeds going to the project. There will be live music by Ben Bucher and hors-d’oeuvre’s provided by Kroger. Staples has donated printing services for the event as well. Many additional businesses are participating by donating prizes for raffle items and silent auction, including a mixer stand from Whirlpool and a tower of chocolate from Dietsch. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Feasel’s and Trends on Main or at the door for $10.00.
The BOOT is a product that, once installed, can withstand 16,000 pounds of pressure and works on all doors with a simple one-step engagement. The product is lightweight and can be activated by anyone, even young children, allowing a room to be locked so the class can take shelter in place in the event of an active shooter situation. Our goal is to place The BOOT in every classroom and administrative office in all Findlay City, Hancock County, private and parochial schools – a total of 1,871 doors at a project cost of $420,000 – and we have set an aggressive goal of completing the installation by the end of the 2016-17 school year.
Financial support is needed to reach this goal so we can provide a safer environment for our children. Donations can be made to the Crime Prevention Association of Findlay/Hancock County and sent to 200 West Crawford Street, Findlay, OH 45840 or by visiting the website at www.crimepreventionfhc.com. More fundraisers are being developed at this time. For future information please visit the website above or the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.