Sheriff's Office Project Lifesaver Program Receives Generous Donation

October 24, 2011

Capital One Bank branch managers present checks to Sheriff's deputies. Deputies present commemorative coins to branch managers.Capital One Bank’s Pan Am Branch in Fairfax and the Seven Corners Branch in Falls Church donated $1,000 to the Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver program. Donations from the bank are corporate funds used at the discretion of each branch manager to support worthy programs in the local community.

Project Lifesaver assists families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions and disabilities. Project Lifesaver clients wear a wristband that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers notify the Sheriff’s Office that a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team comprised of specifically trained sheriff’s deputies responds to the area with state-of-the-art tracking equipment. The program has a 100 percent track record of locating wandering adults and children and bringing them home.

“Capital One contributed to Project Lifesaver last year, and we were pleasantly surprised to be summoned again to pick up another generous donation,” said Captain Stacey Kincaid. “We currently have 48 clients. This money will allow us to accept four new clients into our program.”

The Project Lifesaver program is funded 100 percent through donations. Each client transmitter costs $235. Other expenses include the wrist or ankle band to which the transmitter is attached, and the battery, which must be changed every 30 days. As funds become available next year, the Sheriff’s Office will replace old transmitters with a new model that keeps the battery charged for 60 days.

For more information about Project Lifesaver, please visit us online or call 703-246-2805.

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