WShore Lions School Safety Buckets
The WestShore Lions Club, a 501C-4 Not-for-Profit Community Organization is requesting your assistance in a very important project that will enhance the safety of the children within the cities of Westlake and North Olmsted, Ohio.
Club Members have undertaken a project to provide "Safety Buckets" for each classroom, office, and support room in the Westlake and North Olmsted Public School Districts. These will be used in the event of an emergency during the periods when the school building are open.
The Buckets will contain materials that could be used in the event of an emergency and the list of items were developed by Safety Officers in the School systems. These buckets would be used in an emergency due to weather, invasion, fire, or injury.
In order to fill these buckets with items needed, Club Members have been asking for donations within their various communities from various vendors to assist.
The bucket items were discussed and agreed upon by our local safety forces (police/fire departments),
--Suggested items included:
*Duct Tape-which could be used as a medical tape
*Hammer-which could be used for escape
*Plastic Trash Bags
*Fleece Blanket-50 x 60 throw type which could be used to cover window(s) if broken or to conceal students who may need to relieve themselves-if stranded in the room(s).
*Bottled Water which could be used to flush wounds or drinking.
Each Bucket would be under the direction of the classroom teacher. It will be covered with a canvas cover, and could easily be stored under a desk or in a classroom closet.
The Club then started out asking for donations in late Summer of 2015 within their various communities, from various vendors to assist in this goal.
To Date: All item categories have been completed with the exception of donations for the hammers, fleece blankets, and bucket covers.
The Club Members have solicited for these items but due to the large number needed (570 of each item). We have not been successful in obtaining these, and completing this project to date.
Our Club Membership is small (4) but our hearts are BIG..... Our revenues are very minimal, therefore we are seeking revenue assistance for the purchase of these final items to complete our very worthy project in assisting for safety of our boys/girls in the event of a future emergency that could arise.
We have obtained written estimates that would amount to the sum of $3946.64 and would appreciate any donations that you might be able to assist.
Once anticipated revenues are received for this amount, the account will be closed and the project will then entail completion of said project and delivery of the buckets.
WestShore Lions Club Members