NRA grant helps DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office

FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WDEF) – The NRA wants to make DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office deputies safer on the job.

Recently, The organization’s foundation awarded the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office a grant totaling $3,205 to help fund the backup weapons for some of the county’s deputies.

Friends of NRA is a grassroots fund-raising program that fosters community involvement to organize and, with help from field staff, plan community events for firearms enthusiasts.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office personnel said all net proceeds from these events are allocated to The NRA Foundation (Foundation), the leading charitable organization in support of the shooting sports.

Furthermore, through grants for equipment, training materials, range improvements, and more, qualified local, state, and national programs receive aid to involve and inspire a new generation of competitive shooters.

DeKalb County Sheriff Jimmy Harris said “We are very excited that the [Foundation] awarded us with this grant money to help pay for the backup weapons for the deputies and pleased that the NRA is making an investment in our community. It was a great surprise and pleasure to have the friends of the NRA Mike Parsons, Jean Newman, Jim Johnson for coming to the office present us with this check. ”

From the Foundation’s website: Amongst the fun and fellowship, events boil down to one goal— fundraising for the future of the shooting sports. Since its inception in 1992, it held over 17,600 events, reached over 3.2 million attendees and raised over $600 million for The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Each year, the Foundation allocates half of all net proceeds to fund projects within the state in which the money was raised and uses the other half to fund similar projects with a national scope.

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