Protecting members of law enforcement by providing needed financial support and equipment are just two of the goals of STAND T.A.L.L. The NC 501(c)(3) nonprofit has launched a fundraiser to purchase a bulletproof protective vest for Dino, the first Columbus Police Department K-9, and is seeking donations from the public.

Protecting members of law enforcement by providing needed financial support and equipment are just two of the goals of STAND T.A.L.L. We're proud to have provided every local area department with donations for use with training, protective vests, tactical lights and tourniquets. We currently continue to fund uniformed off-duty police for mentoring and security at the Boys & Girls Club as well as tuition support for students entering law enforcement careers through the Basic Law Enforcement Training program at Blue Ridge Community College.

Recently the K-9 corps of the Sheriff’s Department informed STAND T.A.L.L.’s vice president, Sharon Hanson that four of the recently acquired K-9s were in need of the modern protective vests that their other K-9 dogs had received from us. As an avid animal lover Ms. Hanson took the lead in the effort to raise funds for these new vests featuring the latest technology in lightweight, bullet-proof, slash and puncture-resistant. Like the vests their human partners wear, these vests provide our K-9 cops with an added layer of protection when they are on duty.

Stand T.A.L.L. was recently recognized in the Mountain Xpress for our donation of $1,000 to Break Point. Break Point is a community outreach program of West Hendersonville Baptist Church, which provides a safe place for on- and off-duty countywide law enforcement, fire department, EMS, rescue squad, and state patrol personnel to take a break from their duties.

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STAND T.A.L.L. received a nice mention for our donation toward the purchase of one of the two new K-9 dogs at the Henderson County Sheriff Department.  Read the full story here.