Photo Gallery | Project Lifesaver receives $2,000 donation
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A unique program that’s part of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office recently received a $2,000 donation.
The South Brunswick Islands Pilot Club presented the Project Lifesaver Program with the donation, a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office reports. Project Lifesaver is a free program that aims to help caregivers of people with brain disorders and other conditions that can cause someone to wander.
Program participants are given small transmitters to wear around their wrists or ankles. The transmitters release a constant 24-hour signal that can be tracked on the ground or in the air. Anytime a participant goes missing, the caregiver notifies the sheriff’s office.
Through the program, the average recovery time to find a person is less than 30 minutes.
“Both Dep. Nowell and I have been touched personally by loved ones or friends that have had to go through the fear of a loved one wandering away, so this program is especially important to us,” said Sgt. Bert Reaves in a statement. “We are so grateful to Sheriff Ingram for supporting this program and to the South Brunswick Islands Pilot Club for their generous donation so that we can continue to offer this lifesaving program to the citizens of Brunswick County at no cost. Project Lifesaver helps to bring loved ones home safe – you can’t put a price on that.”
Project Lifesaver is facilitated by the Crime Prevention Unit’s Sgt. Bert Reaves and Dep. T.K. Nowell.
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