In Memory of Kelli Ashcraft
Kelli was tragically taken from us by accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. We are raising money for a campaign in Kelli's name to purchase Carbon Monoxide (CO) alarms and installation of alarms and Carbon Monoxide awareness for FREE to households that do not have them here in the San Juan Islands.
There are many homes in the San Juan's built before 2011 when CO alarms were not manditory. There are over 500 deaths a year and thousands of close calls from CO poisoning. We will be working with a local hardware store and professional installer to make sure that households that need this safety feature will get them installed.
Our family hopes that you will dontate to this cause. Every penny made will keep Kelli's name and spirit alive in the hopes of saving lives.
In the memory of Kelli Marie Ashcraft.
November is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month.
With the coming of winter and spending more time inside please have your gas supplied appliances checked out by a reputable service company.
Install carbon monoxide detectors on all levels of your house. If you have Carbon Monoxide Detectors it's time to change out the batteries and test.
Kelli and a friend were killed in 2017 by a malfunctioning furnace. With the generous donations from everyone who donated to the GoFundME in Kelli's name,
FREE CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
are available to anyone who needs them . Pick them up at the Frank Wilson EMS building at 1064 San Juan Valley Road, Friday Harbor.
Our family wants to THANK EVERYONE who came, sent messages, helped organize and who donated to this fund in her memory.
We gave away the first 70 CO detectors at Kelli's celebration. We are organizing this week to bring speakers for CO awareness and get the next round of CO detectors out to the public. Stay tuned.
Browne Lumber has also generously agreed to donate 200 detectors to our Campaign.
Our campaign is also working to educate the community by inviting an expert in the field of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning to come speak at our local EMS building in Friday Harbor and PodCast the event to the other islands.
Thank you to everyone who has made a donation to CO detector campaign In Memory of Kelli Ashcraft. We feel the love and the dedication to this cause.
So who do I contact to help out.....I am working with a friend at the clinic to get a doctor who has specialized in CO poisoning as a speaker to educate the community and will seek grants to help fund detectors. Lainey Volk Friend Community member San Juan Is land EMS
To help prevent this from occurring in the future, we must educate people to not use plastic pipe for venting combustible gasses. I have investigated other carbon monoxide poisoning incidents and found that even with carbon monoxide detectors, they will not go off until many times the lethal levels. 734-755-1908
Tami, From one mom to another I want to say that I think the selfless and beautiful way that you and your family are honoring the memory of your wonderful Kelli is exemplary and kind.I want you to know that you are all loved and treasured and a gift to our community. You have obviously suffered a deep and profound loss but I so admire the exemplary and loving way you all are reaching out and sharing love to honor your first born.Your grace is admirable and you have my respect.