Lincoln City businesses join forces for fundraiser

Officer Holly Blakcly, left, Jon Oskenholt and Aaron Linfoot stand together for the announcement of Oskenholt Capital and Meredith Lodging joining forces to fund the Lincoln City Police Department’s K9 project. (Courtesy photo)

Oksenholt Capital, Meredith Lodging launch campaign to fund Lincoln City Police K-9 project

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 Dec. 31 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.”  

Donations can be made via email at [email protected] or by visiting the project’s website at https://lincolncityk9.com.

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