Sheriff's Office Project Lifesaver Program Receives Generous Donation

April 10, 2012Sheriff Stan Barry accepts a ceremonial check of $1000 from Liberty Mutual's Ben Migliaccio for Project Lifesaver.

Liberty Mutual Insurance donated $1,000 to the Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver program. Donations from Liberty Mutual 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.

"Project Lifesaver is near and dear to my heart," said Ben Migliaccio of Liberty Mutual's Alexandria branch."We are thrilled to be able to help keep the program running."

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. A receiver tracks the transmitter's signal. As new funds become available, the Sheriff’s Office will start replacing old receivers with later models.

For more information about Project Lifesaver, visit us online or call 703-246-2805 [TTY 711 for hearing impaired].

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