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N E W S   R E L E A S E

May 13, 2014

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contact:

 

Stephanie Williams-Ortery
757-259-5173; Email

 

Project Lifesaver Car Show sets record

 

2014 project life saver car show no. 1

2014 project life saver car show no. 2

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The James City County Police Department held its 5th Annual Project Lifesaver Car show on May 3. This was the most successful Car Show to date with more than 150 cars registered. The event raised more than $4,700 for Project Lifesaver and collected more than 5,800 non-perishable food items to be donated to the Salvation Army.   

 

Project Lifesaver uses radio transmitters to track clients with Alzheimer's, Dementia, Autism and other disorders which make them prone to wandering and being unable to find their way back home. Each transmitter has its own frequency and if the client wanders away, Police are able to respond with the tracking equipment. On average, clients are located within 30 minutes.

 

Project Lifesaver is used by 1,200 agencies in the USA, Canada and Australia and as a result, 2,619 lives have been saved.

 

James City County currently has 31 clients registered in the Project Lifesaver program. Once a month, the Police Department goes to each client to change out the batteries in the transmitters. As long as there are funds available, the program will always be free to the public.

 

For more information about Project Lifesaver, contact Officer Alan McDowell at 757-603-6026. For more information about the 5th Annual Project Lifesaver Car Show, please contact Officer Todd Dill at 757-603-6025.

 

 

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