'We are here to save cops lives': Nonprofit InVestUSA.org offers additional programs beyond issuing free vests to LEOs

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Law Enforcement Today periodically covers nonprofit organizations to let our readers know of the great work many of them are currently doing. 

However, the unfortunate truth is that many originally well-meaning nonprofit organizations eventually lose their way and become less effective - sometimes even corrupt. 

But not nonprofit InVest USA.

InVest USA is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that raises funds to distribute free bulletproof vests and equipment to police officers and first responders in communities across America.
Their stated mission says they “will not stop until every law enforcement officer in America is provided a free personal active-shooter vest.”

We recently covered this nonprofit organization in another article. But we only covered the great work they are doing with distributing vests.
But being a successful nonprofit organization that has been in operation for 30 years, they have expanded to help with other programs designed to further help the LEO and first responder community. 

Pennies for Police

CEO and Founder of InVest USA, Michael Letts, promotes a program designed to encourage involvement from the children of the community. 

“The school resource officers nowadays, unfortunately, do not have a bulletproof vest to wear on duty,” Michael wrote on his website.

He continued, “Police were put together to ask young people in the school, elementary kids, high school kids, and little school kids, to bring a change to help and provide a vest to their resource officers.”

Active shooter incidents in schools are among the most sensitive, challenging and potentially devastating situations in America. The children are often the sole targets and are the least prepared.
InVest USA aims to bring children awareness of the value of school resource officers. And while doing so, they can properly prepare the officers with the right equipment should a tragic active shooter incident arise.
Bless the Vest

“Bless the Vest” is a non-denominational campaign, available through InVest USA, to provide physical and spiritual protection to law enforcement officers throughout the country.

The program centers around the first Sabbath day of National Police Recognition Week. However, due to the need for vests year-round, ceremonies take place as funding is arranged.

The congregation will adopt a local officer and provide them with a body armor vest. A $700 target for each participating congregation will be the trigger point for a new vest presentation. At the presentation, the congregation will also bless the officer, their service, and their protection while serving the community.

This program means a lot to the participants and the program is expected to continue throughout the duration of InVest USA.


First responders (police officers, EMTs, and firefighters) face life-changing dangers every time they suit up and take a call. Sometimes danger comes from the very people they are there to help. These brave men and women are trained to save the lives of others, but what happens when they need to be saved?

“Vest-a-Cop” is a national program centered around adopting a first responder in your area to ensure their safety. Schools, businesses, and organizations can choose their local safety officer or another first responder to raise funds in a crowdfunding campaign to equip that person with their very own active shooter vest.

The nonprofit’s general donations fund goes to funding vest requests from across the country, but with our Vest-a-Cop program, you can raise funds specifically for your local community.

This is a great way to get the community involved and work together. 

Visit https://investusa.org/ for more information. Follow them on Facebook or email them at info@investusa.org
To learn more about CEO and Founder Michael Letts visit https://michaelletts.us/


Writer Eddie Molina has over 25 years of combined law enforcement and military experience. He now owns and operates an LEO-themed apparel & accessory company, www.buyherostuff.com
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