Reaching out to the public

Marshalltown and Marshall County First Responders, including members of the Marshalltown Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Marshalltown Fire Department, greeted customers Saturday at the Marshalltown HyVee, hoping to raise awareness and donations for the “Vests for the Bests” project. The Advocates for Marshall County Rescue Personnel (AMCRP) are trying to secure $100,000 in funding to purchase at least 70 sets of ballistic protective equipment for First Responders in the county, including law enforcement, firefighters and EMTs. The AMCRP is sponsoring a trivia night event at 6 p.m. May 12 at the American Legion. Cost is $20 per person. To register, go to: