By Kelly Terpstra, firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles City has rallied around Jordy.
Now it’s just a matter of getting the new K-9 narcotics dog back to Charles City.
Comprehensive Systems held a bake sale on Friday, Aug. 3, and all the money raised from the three–hour plus sale was donated to the Charles City Police Department’s K–9 unit on Friday.
A big $1,200 check was presented to the CCPD courtesy of Comprehensive Systems that will go toward Jordy’s training and associated costs.
“Every penny went to the K–9,” said Sandy Harrington, Comp Systems quality improvement coordinator. “We’re just very happy to help bring Jordy home.”
Comp Systems also helped sell Jordy T-shirts at the bake sale. Harrington said staff members donated food items and money. There is a jar with Jordy’s picture on it that sits in the office of Comp Systems that anyone could put money in to donate.
“We just decided as a wellness committee that we wanted to give back to the community. When we found out they were raising money for a K–9 we wanted to take part in it,” said Harrington. “We want to thank everybody that helped with the bake sale, along with all the people that purchased items and donated. Without them, this would have never happened.”
The cost associated with the purchase of Jordy is $12,000. That figure includes training as well as outfitting a police vehicle. There is also the expense of feeding and taking care of the animal.
Jordy is currently being trained at Midwest K–9 in Des Moines. Officer Dario Gamino, Jordy’s training partner, said Jordy could join the force as early as the second week of September.