Customers of Karray’s Cafe in La Vista can walk away with a full stomach and peace of mind.
Karray’s Cafe is selling body alarms for $15 apiece to customers with 100 percent of the proceeds from the alarms going to the La Vista Police Department’s K-9 Unit.
“We have raised money for police K-9 units for almost nine years,” said Karen McNutt, owner of Karray’s Cafe.
McNutt said she tries to do something different every year for the K-9 fundraising including selling T-shirts in the summer and hoodies in the winter. Her goal, she said, is to remind people the importance of the police dogs and to ensure the K-9 units always have funding.
She said she raised money for five years in Bellevue while the restaurant was located there and continued the efforts when she moved the restaurant to La Vista.
McNutt said two years ago the cafe set up a retirement fund for the police dogs at Val Verde Animal Hospital in La Vista.
This will be the first time the body alarms will be incorporated into the fundraising efforts for the K-9 unit.
These alarms can be attached to a belt clip, purse or backpack and when the pin from the device is pulled; it will emit a high pitched noise.
The sound is used as a deterrent to an assailant or it could be used to alert people to an individual’s location.
McNutt said the sound will not stop until the pin is put back into the device.
She said the restaurant will sell the body alarm until the supply runs out and she will will not order more.
As of July 1, there were 39 alarms left. Those wanting to purchase one can call the restaurant ahead of time at 402 339-4110 to check on availability.