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Shield 616 donates care packages in fight against COVID-19

Posted at 7:27 PM, Mar 23, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — On Monday, Shield 616 continued to show support for local law enforcement with the donation of 350 care packages.

“We want to make sure that while they’re out there, they’re not only safe but also they’re keeping the people they deal with safe," said Jake Skifstad, the founder of Shield 616.

The care packages include safety goggles and sanitizing wipes for front line officers along with 2 and 1/2 gallon buckets of hand sanitizer for each sub-station in the city.

Shield 616 says that the threat of coronavirus is top of mind to first responders and this donation will help them and the community remain safe during this time.

"We want to do everything we can to help keep this virus from spreading. And this is just something small we can come along side them and bless them, ” added Skifstad.

“I mean we all feel great, I don’t know any other way to say it," said Colorado Springs Police Chief Vince Niski. "We’ve always had community support. We rely on our community to support us and they’ve always been there for us and this is just another example of that.”

For more information on how you can help Shield 616 moving forward, click here.