ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Rotary Club met a challenge from another civic club on Thursday to support Dougherty County law enforcement.
The club donated $1,700 to the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office to buy six bulletproof vests for deputies.
The Dougherty County Rotary Club donated vests last month and challenged fellow Rotarians to match them.
Now, the Rotary Clubs hope other civic groups will follow their lead.
"You know I would urge other civic organizations or people to do the same thing. These people serve and protect us, and we need to help protect them," said Rotary Club Treasurer David Blitch.
"Anytime your people in the community who are watching us, who see there is a need, and they try to meet that need, it's very important to us," explained Colonel Sabrina Lewis with the Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.
Bulletproof vests have a time limit that they can be used, so the new vests are always needed.