Two dozen life-saving detectors donated to Lee’s Summit Social Services
While many nonprofits are intaking groceries, clothing and other necessities this time of year, the founder of Safety52.org has another need in mind — awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide.
With that mission at their forefront, Safety52 founder Jason Lassiter and board member Tom Pruett recently arrived at Lee’s Summit Social Services with a unique donation – dozens of carbon monoxide detectors ready to be distributed to area families.
“The carbon monoxide detectors were an important donation from us as it’s in line with our mission — to keep families safe using smart technologies,” Lassiter said. “We especially wanted to raise the awareness because carbon monoxide is a gas that can kill you quickly. It is called the ‘silent killer’ because it is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non- irritating. If the early signs of CO poisoning are ignored, a person may lose consciousness and be unable to escape the danger.”
The donation was well received by LSSS, including Executive Director Matt Sanning and Office Manager Megan Salerno.
“Donations are the lifeblood of our organization,” Sanning said. “Often we think of food pantry and assistance essentials as great needs. And while those items are of high importance, keeping families safe in their households is equally vital. This is a wonderful donation that we will be able to pass on to families that do not have this protection currently at home.”
For more information on Safety52, a Kansas City-area nonprofit, visit www.safety52.org.