Colin’s Hope Reminds You to be Safer this Summer
Colin’s Hope reminds you to be safer this summer. Executive Director Alissa Magrum met with KVUE and Time Warner Cable News this week to help remind families of things they can do to be safer near water before and during their trips this summer. In addition to learning how to swim, Colin’s Hope urges families to wear life jackets, especially in open water like lakes and beaches. Create multiple layers of protection for your family by staying within arms reach of children, learning CPR, and keeping your home safer. You can learn more about these and other layers of protection by visiting our Water Safety Tips page.
According to HelpandHope.org and our partners at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Texas has already lost 64 children to fatal drownings in 2016. We are also seeing many adult fatal drownings and water related incidents in all all types of water –pools, lakes, rivers, bathtubs, bays and at beaches. If we do not do something right now, we will have more fatal child drownings this year in Texas than we had in 2015!
Lastly, Colin’s Hope would like to send a special thank you to long-time supporter Dorian de Wind for writing and publishing an article at The Moderate Voice and The Huffington Post entitled “Colin’s Hope: A World Where No Child Drowns.” THANK YOU for sharing Colin’s story and impacting so many lives with the message of drowning prevention.