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HBMS Students Prepare Life Jackets For Area Loaner Stations

December 2, 2016 | Partnerships

On November 18, 25 Hudson Bend Middle School students prepared over 60 life jackets to be placed at area loaner stations as part of the school’s annual Day of Service.

Each year, HBMS partners with local organizations to give back their time and talent to the community that supports them each and every day. This year, Colin’s Hope was a proud beneficiary of their efforts.

Students met with the Colin’s Hope team and Travis County Parks‘ Officer Luiz at Mansfield Dam Park to learn about the importance of the lake’s life jacket loaner stations. These stations offer the park’s visitors an opportunity to borrow a US Coast Guard approved life jacket free of charge during their visit. To encourage the safe return of the jackets each one is stamped with a “please return” label, a project that Hudson Bend students excitedly took on.

Because of their work, Colin’s Hope has even more life jackets ready to drop off at area lakes – a free service that could potentially save a life.

To see some other projects and partners of Hudson Bend’s Day of Service, search for #HBPower on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, OR visit their Day of Service website.

Thank you to Raising Cane’s of Lakeway for providing lunch during the project, Hudson Bend Middle School, Vice Principal Kevin Malandruccolo, and to each and every student who gave their time to prevent drowning. It truly was a Best Day Ever!

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