The Braintree Rotary Club is hosting an information meeting on its new SafetyNet program on March 13 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Town Hall.
Representatives from the Braintree Police Department, the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department, the Mayor’s Office and the SafetyNet division of LoJack will be on hand to demonstrate the SafetyNet bracelet, a peace of mind, and possibly life saving device for the caregivers of children with special needs and adults with memory impairment.
The Rotary Club has established a fund to help alleviate the expense of these devices for those in need in our community.
Braintree has had access to the Norfolk County Sheriff Office's Project Lifesaver for several years, outgoing Rotary President Joanne Tully said last year, "but because there is no funding for 'advertising' it is one of the best kept secrets in town."
The program involves setting up people who have a tendency to wander away and become lost with SafetyNet bracelets.
"Finding them quickly is the key, especially in our region with its harsh New England winters and fast-changing weather throughout the year," Sheriff Bellotti said in a press release. "In each and every search situation that we’ve been involved in since teaming up with Project Lifesaver in 2004, the person has been found in 30 minutes or less."
SafetyNet/LoJack employees provide a confidential needs assessment for potential users and then pass the financial assistance request to the Rotary Club.
If anyone would like to contribute, they can send a check, payable to “Braintree Rotary Foundation – SafetyNet Fund” to PO Box 850082, Braintree, MA 02185-0082.