We have 18 new smoke alarms ready to go to elderly citizens who could benefit from this safety mechanism. These came to us as the result of a project that 15-year-old Bailey Lake saw to fruition.
Bailey has been very involved over the years with 4H and then with Future Farmers of America. These organizations gave her the experience and confidence needed to start a project and see it through to completion.
She first partnered with Agency on Aging and Kalispell Senior Center. Her intention was to have businesses and citizens donate new smoke alarms that she could distribute. With a little help and direction, she was able to receive cash donations and grants that allowed her to purchase 130 smoke alarms. This insured that the devices were all the same make and model, making distribution and installation more cohesive.
Kudos to Bailey and thank you to these organizations for cash assistance in various amounts: Agape Home Care, Inc., Flathead Electric Round up for Safety, local 4H clubs, and Agency on Aging.
If you are interested in adding or replacing a smoke alarm in your home, please call us at the Whitefish Community Center: 406-862-4923.