FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 Support the Shield 2019

FOX31 Denver and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 Support the Shield 2019

The Tribune Media Company Charitable Foundation will provide rifle-ready gear to 15 Colorado officers

Denver, CO – April 8, 2019 – The Tribune Media Company Charitable Foundation, on behalf of FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2, has announced a $15,000 donation to Shield616, as part of this year’s Support the Shield campaign. Shield 616, a Colorado non-profit which provides rifle-ready protective gear for first responders, will be able to purchase 10 full sets of protective gear for Colorado officers as a result of the Foundation’s donation.

In addition, the FOX31 and Ch. 2 staff have come together to purchase three additional sets of protective gear, totaling 13 full sets of gear for Colorado officers.

“Our entire team and company have shown a real heart to help our law enforcement officials obtain the gear they need to stay safe while protecting our community,” said Joan Barrett, Vice President & General Manager of KDVR-TV and KWGN-TV. “Being able to come together as a community has been tremendously rewarding for all of us at FOX31 and Channel 2. Having the combination of a fantastic partner like Safeway and a community who rallies behind noble causes, I am confident we will see another successful year for the Support the Shield campaign.”

The month-long campaign launched last Monday, April 1st and will run through Sunday, May 5th. Today, FOX31 and Channel 2 viewers are being encouraged to call or login to or call into our phone bank at 303-218-2337 to donate directly to the campaign. The phone bank is live between 6am – 10pm, and will be staffed by Denver Police Department Officers.

And, now until May 5, Coloradans are encouraged to donate at Colorado Safeway stores. It’s easy: when you shop at one of 100 Safeway locations across the entire state of Colorado, you will be able to donate at check out. Once your groceries are tallied, you will be asked via the card reader if you would like to donate. Shoppers will be able to select quantities of $1, $5 and $10 to donate. Once a quantity is selected it will automatically be added on to your bill.

Next week, on-air anchors and reporters participate in “celebrity bagging” at their local Safeway stores on Wednesday, April 17. Safeway bakers will also be baking and decorating thin blue line donuts that will be distributed to area police departments on April 24 to show the community’s support.

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