Colin’s Hope Makes a SPLASH For National Water Safety Month!
May is NATIONAL WATER SAFETY MONTH! So far this year, 17 Texas children have lost their lives to a fatal drowning, but DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE. To make a splash during National Water Safety Month, Colin’s Hope has been working tirelessly to highlight simple, but essential, drowning prevention behaviors. Take a look at what we have done so far and follow us @colinshope on Facebook and Instagram all month to learn what YOU can do to help your family be safer around water.
THE KELS GROUP PODCAST
LISTEN NOW: Executive Director Alissa Magrum sat down with Rick Kauffman of The Kels Group aka The Drowning Warriors during the National Drowning Prevention Alliance Conference to talk about water safety. Click the button below or listen in wherever you normally access streaming media.
TEXAS DECLARES MAY 7-14 “DROWNING PREVENTION AND AWARENESS WEEK”
Thank you to our partners Texas Drowning Prevention Alliance, Families United to Prevent Drowning, The LV Project, Bria’s House, Emma’s Project, Rory the Warrior, Inc., NIPC, Miss Tristan Foundation, Remembering Wyatt Dale Water Safety, and the courageous families who shared their stories to promote drowning prevention at the Texas State Capitol. Let’s say Not One More Drowning as we honor Texas Drowning Prevention and Awareness Week!
WATCH NOW: From KBTX Media – “Texas lawmakers declare ‘Drowning Prevention and Awareness Week’” Thank you Michael Hojnacki, Emma’s Dad and founder of Emma’s Project, for your courage to share your story. Colin’s Hope and Families United to Prevent Drowning stand beside you to say Not.One.More.Drowning.
WATER SAFETY SPOTLIGHT!
As we enter National Water Safety Month, we’d like to give a huge BEST DAY EVER shout out to several companies and agencies who are committing to sharing drowning prevention messages in their communities.
- Griffin Fire Rescue of Griffin, GA for distributing 2,000 Colin’s Hope Water Safety Information Cards to their community.
- Cen-Tex Family Services of Bastrop for distributing 500 Water Safety Information Cards to their community.
- Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for distributing 1,000 Water Safety Information Cards to park visitors.
- Desert Island Pool Services, LLC for not only distributing Water Safety Information Cards, but taking the Colin’s Hope Water Safety Quiz and viewing our online webinar to learn more!!
PARTNERSHIP WITH PEI OF DFPS
Colin’s Hope is partnering with the Prevention & Early Intervention (PEI) division of Texas Department of Family & Protective Services for National Water Safety Month! PEI will be distributing 15,000 Water Safety Information Cards this year through multiple agencies, as well as providing 2 webinars presented by Colin’s Hope to encourage their staff to share water safety with their families and clients. We’re so excited to be a part of this movement toward drowning prevention.
Kick off water safety month TODAY by taking and sharing our WATER SAFETY QUIZ (www.colinshope.org/quiz)! No one is drownproof but DROWNING IS PREVENTABLE!