BAYSAR Air Search and Rescue's "Project Lifesaver" will be strengthened and expanded locally thanks to some very generous donations.
Project Lifesaver is a program with a "primary mission to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition."
BAYSAR asked the community for donations following the November 6 to permit the expansion into OPP jurisdictions.
"BAYSAR gratefully accepted a cheque for $8,500 today from Maureen Brazeau, Rebuilt Resources, to help fund Project Lifesaver locally, recognizing the important partnership of the Alzheimer Society and One Kids Place with BAYSAR that helps keep safe vulnerable people at high risk of going missing," says a news release.
Another $4,000 is being donated from local construction companies to help expand Project Lifesaver into area municipalities served by the OPP detachments of North Bay and West Nipissing.
"A big thank you goes out to Canor Construction ($2,000), DMS Ltd ($1,000), and Tight Line Construction ($1,000)," adds the release.
If anyone has a family member who you think would benefit from Project Lifesaver, a referral can come through the Alzheimer Society, One Kids Place, or email BAYSAR directly at email@example.com.