Thursday, August 18, 2016

Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts Will Serve Pancakes, Raise $$$ for Cop Vests

A pancake breakfast to raise funds to purchase protective
vests for police officers is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, September 11 in Brennan Hall at St. Daniel the Prophet Church, 54th and Natoma.

The event is hosted by the Knights of Columbus Padre Pio Council 12926 and Boy Scout Troop 475.

Admission is $7 per person, $4 for children age 12 and under. Breakfast will include pancakes, sausages, eggs, juice and a beverage (coffee or milk).

Proceeds will be donated to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation's "Get Behind theVest" campaign.

According to a CPMF statement, "A vest isn’t bulletproof forever. It wears out. It breaks down. It needs to be replaced every five years. And just one bullet permanently damages a vest, making it unusable. Chicago police officers are responsible for replacing their own vests. At $500 or more per vest, in addition to other equipment and uniform expenses, the costs can quickly add up. That’s why we need your help. Your donation ensures that every officer out there protecting you is protected. Our goal is to raise $4 million to replace the 8,000 outdated vests in use by Chicago police officers."

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