FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2012
Contact: Liz Mills, Director of Media Relations and Communications, 571-251-5568 (mobile)
Loudoun County, VA: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Greene Turtle invite residents to help support Project Lifesaver. Proceeds from food sales at the Greene Turtle’s Sterling, Va., location will benefit the program on Thursday, August 2, 2012 from 3PM – 9PM.
The Project Lifesaver Program is an electronic based tracking system for people with medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Autism, or other conditions, that have a tendency to wander from home and become lost. “Project Lifesaver offers peace of mind for those with family members who may wander away,” said Major John Fraga of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Operational Support Division.
The program allows Loudoun Deputies certified as Electronic Search Specialists to fit clients with a wristband transmitter that emits an automatic tracking signal. If the client becomes lost, the specially trained deputies will use a mobile antenna and hand-held directional device to help locate the client.
“Every one of us has been touched by or knows someone who has been touched by one of these conditions, and we fully support the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in reaching out to these families,” said Greene Turtle General Manager Jeff Ayres.
The Greene Turtle is located at 21035 Dulles Town Circle in Sterling, Va.
For more information on the Project Lifesaver Program, please visit www.loudoun.gov/projectlifesaver. Residents are also invited to watch the latest edition of “Inside Loudoun County” which featured the Project Lifesaver program at http://www.loudoun.gov/ilc-July2012