More than $6,200 was raised during the recent Project Lifesaver Benefit at the Boonshill Community Center.
Joyce McConnell, an investigator with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and head of the local Project Lifesaver chapter, said she appreciates everyone who came out for the benefit, for those who bought dinner and those who gave donations.
“The program took off,” McConnell said. “Now we can order some bracelets.”
To start out, she said, they will order one more receiving unit, which costs about $2,500, then 10 to 12 bracelets for individuals with cognitive disorders.
She urged people in the community who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, an autistic child who runs off or a Down’s Syndrome child who bolts to call her at the sheriff’s department at 433-9821 in order to get into the program.
“It’s first come, first serve,” she stated. “It is at no cost to them.”
Anyone who wishes to donate to the program may make a donation payable to Friends of the Lincoln County Sheriff. Friends of the Lincoln County Sheriff will deposit the Project Lifesaver funds.