Project Lifesaver Launches New Public Service Announcement
August 11, 2010
Pictured from left Sheriff Mack of Baldwin County and Sheriff Cochran of Mobile County advocate Project Lifesaver as a Mercy Medical community service.
Through a volunteer collaboration of the local sheriff departments, Mercy Medical, and On Media, Project Lifesaver of Mobile and Baldwin counties has a new public service announcement (PSA) communicating the availability of this program. Sheriff Mack of Baldwin County and Sheriff Cochran of Mobile County advocate Project Lifesaver as a Mercy Medical community service that aids law enforcement in locating participants using transmitter wrist bands and tracking equipment. Princess Miller, On Media producer, generously volunteered her services through On Media to produce the PSA for the community.
Caregivers responsible for the safety of loved ones with Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism or other similar disorders often live in fear that they will wander off. Project Lifesaver has eased that fear for many residents in Baldwin and Mobile counties. As the nation’s most effective program for locating and rescuing individuals that wander, Project Lifesaver is designed to track participants and maintains individual profiles that include vital statistics on its enrolled participants readily available if they wander.
Mercy Medical, a nonprofit healthcare organization and law enforcement agencies formed an alliance to create Project Lifesaver of Baldwin County in 2004 and of Mobile County in 2005. The Sheriff’s Office leads the law enforcement team that includes local police departments and is responsible for search and rescue. They also share with Mercy Medical the responsibilities of training and educating law enforcement officers and volunteers, and monitoring and maintaining the equipment.
Mercy Medical also provides the day-to-day administrative functions, which includes enrolling participants, managing and raising funds and providing public relations. Mercy Medical has earned a reputation for providing high quality healthcare and specialty residential care for people of all ages in both Baldwin and Mobile counties.
Project Lifesaver relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and community organizations for financial support. Please consider making a donation to help support this much-needed community service. Donations may be made by credit card or check payable to “Mercy Medical.”
If you are interested in making a gift or would like additional information, please call 621.4884.
If you need to enroll a loved one in Project Lifesaver or have questions about the program, please call 625-2555.