COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- KRDO NewsChannel 13 is teaming up with Shield 616 for an important event aimed at saving the lives of first responders here in southern Colorado.
Tuesday, our Protect the Protectors Telethon is kicking off with your help to raise money for life-saving protective equipment that will go to local police and fire departments. Each donation will help pay for a package that includes a rifle-rated protective vest and helmet, plus an emergency first aid kit.
You can take part in the telethon by calling 719-345-2442 starting at 6 a.m. Tuesday. You can also donate online by clicking this link.
As of 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, a total of $76,410 has been raised. We're still working toward our goal of $200,000, and every dollar helps.