Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Provide body armor and related equipment for law enforcement officers and provide public awareness through media and events.
In-Vest USA began in 1993 when South Carolina businessman Michael Letts first learned that local law enforcement officers were not provided protective vests as a regular part of their personal equipment. Outraged and resolved to correct this situation, Letts formed In-Vest USA, a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, to help officers in South Carolina.
Nineteen years later, In-Vest USA went national with the support of an extensive network of grassroots volunteers as well as corporate sponsors. In-Vest USA now helps raise awareness of the issue and raise funds as it distributes vests in communities across America. In 2003 In-Vest USA went national, and in 2004 the organization was named one of the Top 10 Angel Charities in South Carolina by the Secretary of State.
Our mission has stayed the same- Protect Those Who Protect Us. We will not stop until every law enforcement officer in America is provided a personal bullet-proof vest.
According to the financial information filed with the SC Dept of Revenue office, In-Vest USA devoted 98.6% of its total expenses to program services during the fiscal year ending June 2011.