Suffolk made Lifesaver fundraiser a success

Published 10:01 pm Tuesday, May 7, 2013

To the editor:

Suffolk’s Project Lifesaver search and rescue had a very successful fundraiser last month, when the organization sponsored the Second-Chance Prom.

Project Lifesaver was established in April 1999. Its mission is to use state-of-the-art technology in assisting those who care for Alzheimer’s patients and other related disorders. Clients might include the elderly, and even the youngest; no age is entirely safe from the problems Project Lifesaver helps overcome.


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Thanks to the very generous people of Suffolk, we not only met our goal, we exceeded it. With more than 40 sponsors and many silent auction gifts, the evening was a success, and the money raised will make it possible for us to continue to service the 37 clients in our area by providing them personalized radio transmitters.

Volunteers, under the leadership of President Robert Helms and Mason Copeland of Suffolk Fire and Rescue, will continue to serve the people of Suffolk.

Thank you, Suffolk, for being a city with a heart.

Jeanne Banks

Project Lifesaver Volunteer Committee