Two local businesses have teamed up to challenge others to donate to the Lincoln City Police Department’s K-9 program’s fund raising efforts and help reach the fundraising goal of $75,000.00. Meredith Lodging and Oksenholt Capital are joining forces in a matching funds campaign to fully fund the Lincoln City Police K9 Project. Meredith Lodging and Oksenholt Capital’s campaign will donate up to $10,000 in matching community donations between now and December 31st to help get this project fully funded.
The members of the Lincoln City Police Department are excited about the donation match challenge and we appreciate Meredith Lodgeing’s and Oksenholt Capital’s support of the K-9 fund raising effort. We would again like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the citizens, businesses and organizations who have already donated to the fund raising efforts for the department to obtain and implement a K-9 program. The response and support thus far from the public for the implementation of the K-9 program has been phenomenal and approximately $55,000 of donations have been received.
Donations toward the K-9 program can be made in the following ways: through a Go Fund Me account at https://www.gofundme.com/lincoln-city-k9-program-fund, or at www.lincolncityk9.com. Donations can also be mailed to the Lincoln City Police Department, Attention K-9 Fund, 1503 SE East Devils Lake Road, Lincoln City, OR, 97367.
Meredith Lodging and Oksenholt Capital are joining forces in a matching funds campaign to fully fund the Lincoln City Police K9 Project. The mission of the K-9 Project is to promote a positive relationship between the community and the Lincoln City Police Department through education on the modern day use of the Law Enforcement K9. The campaign will match up to $10,000 in donations up to the end of the year.
Aaron Linfoot, Vice President of Operations for Meredith Lodging noted, “The entire city benefits from this important program and we want to encourage the community to donate between now and the end of the year. Meredith Lodging is committed to investing in the success of the communities where our employees live and work, and where our Meredith Lodging Owners have homes.”
"We are honored to join Meredith Lodging in matching community donations between now and December 31st to get this project to the finish line,” said Oksenholt Capital CEO Jon Oksenholt. “The police work hard to keep our communities safe. Statistics show the need for and benefit of a police department utilizing a K9 Unit to help reduce crime. In addition, numerous studies show the positive impact a K9 Unit brings to the police force.”
A fully funded program will cover the cost of K9 handler courses and certifications, as well as necessary equipment for the dog, such as K9 vests, transportation equipment and a kennel.
“We are grateful to Oksenholt Capital and Meredith Lodging for stepping in to help us get to the finish line on funding this project,” commented Officer Holly Blakely, who is spearheading the project.
“This project kicked-off last February and we are thankful for the community support we have received so far. We have $20,000 left to go and with this generous donation and match, Oksenholt Capital and Meredith Lodging will help us get there much faster.”