School Trauma Kit Project seeks donations

Alan Kerby of Henryetta announced The School Trauma Kit Project fundraiser kicks off this week. The project plan is to provide trauma kits and smaller bandage kits to classrooms of area schools (or any schools that want to participate).

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By Tracy Goza
Free-Lance Editor

Henryetta resident, Alan Kerby, organized meetings with various groups, clubs, organizations, agencies as well at the public school in order to receive support for and accomplish the creation of trauma kits for schools.

Kerby has created The School Trauma Kit Project and will be visiting with various individuals and businesses regarding the project and passing out pamphlets.

Purpose of the project is to provide emergency medical care in schools. Teachers will be the first on the scene responders that will provide quick and life-saving care in the event of an accident or school threat until local police, EMS or other responders can arrive, according to a flyer created for the project.

Currently, it has been reported, that Henryetta Public Schools, do not have proper medical supplies available to treat serious injuries and school staff are not trainined to treat these injuries from a catastrophic event.

The School Trauma Kit Project is a community-based project with the goal of raising funds to donate fully-equipped trauma kits for every school building and smaller, emergency bandage kits for every classroom.

Estimated costs for each fully-equipped kit is approximately $125 each and the smaller kits cost around $25 each.

Plans are to provide 15 fully-equipped trauma kits for main buildings at Henryetta Public Schools and 100 smaller bandage kits for individual classrooms as the 2018-2019 school year begins.

Donations are currently being coordinated through the Henryetta Free-Lance office and can be dropped off during regular business hours of Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

The donations can be made for any school you want to donate for, whether it is Henryetta, Dewar, Morris, Wilson, Schulter or other county schools. At the time of donation, please mention which school you would like to make a donation for.

Kerby welcomes donations from community service organizations, churches and clubs, local businesses, student family sponsorships and individual community members. Sponsors of individual kits can have their sponsorship recognized on individual kits, if they desire to do so.

An account will be set up in the next week or two with American Exchange Bank in Henryetta that accepts donations.

Kerby has two children who are Henryetta High School graduates and now has grandchildren who attend the school.

For more information, text “trauma kit info” to Kerby with your call back number and name to 918-650-2473.

Check the Free-Lance in coming weeks for updates and news for the project.

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