WestShore Lions Club seeking donations for student safety project
The WestShore Lions Club is once again requesting the community's assistance in a very important project that will enhance the safety of the children within the cities of Westlake and North Olmsted in the event of an emergency.
Club members have been working on a project since April 2015 to provide 570 "Safety Buckets" to the Westlake and North Olmsted public school districts. These buckets – one for each classroom, office and support room – will be used when the school buildings are open.
The buckets will contain materials that could be used in the event of an emergency or natural disaster. A list of items was developed by school safety officers and includes: duct tape, hammers, bandages, trash bags, toilet paper, fleece blankets and bottled water. All buckets will have a canvas cover and can easily be stored under a desk or in a classroom closet.
To date, all item categories are near completion with the exception of donations for the hammers, fleece blankets and bucket covers. Therefore we are seeking revenue assistance for the purchase of these final items to complete our very worthy project in assisting for the safety of our school children in the event of an emergency.
Written estimates have been obtained, that would amount to the sum of $3,946 and Club members would appreciate any donations you may give toward that goal. You can show your support by visiting GoFundMe.com/p/5m4p.
Once anticipated revenues are received for this amount, the fundraising account will be closed and the project will be completed with the delivery of the equipped buckets.
If you have any questions, or wish to volunteer in any way, please call our voicemail at 440-250-5564.
I'm currently the interim President/Secretary of the Westlake Lions Club.