Raising Money for Police Canines
2 Share Foundation was founded by Cherlynn Berry and Sheri Audette who own the 2 Share Gift Shop in Glendale. They started with a desire to assist animals and children who have been affected by the economic downturn.
Their first idea was to ask the Mayor of Glendale what they could do to help the city and he came up with the Vesting of the K9 Police unit of Glendale. They were introduced to Sargent Ernie Ochoa who thought it was a wonderful idea and it took off. See promo on Channel 12
“We used to watch Officer Wes Zygmont and his K9 partner Ronin train outside the store.” Says Cherlynn. Ronin was killed the summer of 2013 while taking down a suspect. “When we realized he didn’t have vest we wanted to do something”.
The women met Officer Wes Zygmont and his new K9 Mick, then met Spike and his handler Officer Bryan Anderson,
Next up were Ado and his handler Jason Chambers, and Mongo and Sargent Ernie Ochoa. Mick and Mongo would graduate the academy Mother’s Day Weekend 2014 and be put in the K9 rotation out on the street with NO protection.
Their passion grew even more. Their goal is to raise enough money to vest all 6 dogs in the unit and then continue to raise money for other departments to protect these brave animals. “These dogs are out every day protecting the public. We need to protect them”
The women hold parking lot sale events and other events to raise the money. They are also available to speak to community events to get the word out about their mission.