WestShore Lions supply 'safety buckets' to Westlake public school classrooms

Pictured, from left: David Kocevar, Westlake Schools’ director of business affairs; Barbara Leszynski, Westlake school board president; Kevin Barrett, WestShore Lions Club member, holding a safety bucket; Nan Baker; Linda Barrett; David Sacco, WestShore Lions interim president; Superintendent Dr. Scott Goggin; and Joseph Kraft, Westlake school board vice president.

I'm very pleased to state that the WestShore Lions Club has completed a project that they started close to three years ago. The goal of the Club's project was to create "safety buckets" for each of Westlake's public school classrooms and/or other rooms deemed necessary by the faculty to aid teachers in the event of an emergency.

The bucket items were determined by discussions with local police and fire departments. Suggested items included: duct tape, bandages, plastic trash bags, toilet paper, fleece blankets, bottled water, etc.

Each 5-gallon safety bucket came with a cover, and could be easily stored under a desk or in a classroom closet – under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher/instructor.

Donations were provided from various vendors and individuals to assist in the goal.

WestShore Lions Club members need to be recognized for their perseverance in "staying the course" during the past few years in each step of the project, namely: Nan Baker, Kevin and Linda Barrett, and Denise Ayers.

And although all Club members wish that they will never need the opportunity to be used – the buckets are now available in times of need.

Through membership in a Lions Club, people not only help those in need, but have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills. The WestShore Lions Club meets the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library. For more information call 440-250-5564.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:22 AM, 06.04.2019