Operation Life Saver (November 25, 2017)

    By Rich Rodenburg

     

    Those who listen to my radio show (KFOR 1240AM or 103.3FM every Saturday morning at 8 a.m.), already know Dan Young and his company, Service Call. We usually talk about home maintenance and repair, but this time every year we talk about a charity that’s a joint effort between Nebraska Home Sales and Service Call.

    Last year, Dan promised an IPad with a special app to any autistic child who needed help communicating to people around them. The technology allows kids to express basic emotions or thoughts, like “I’m thirsty.” With your help, Dan gave away about 30 IPads to allow these kids to learn and communicate.

    This year, Service Call is coordinating efforts and donations to provide GPS bracelets to autistic children who are in danger of wandering away and getting lost. The GPS tracking device in the bracelet allows authorities to locate the lost child. This system may also prove invaluable for those with Alzheimer’s, and others who may be at risk of getting lost. We are calling this Operation Life Saver.

    This is an ambitious program, and between Service Call’s monetary contribution and others who have already stepped up, we are about halfway to realizing our goal of $40,000 to launch this program and make the monitoring bracelets available, free of charge, to local children with autism.

    Kudos to Dan and Service Call for being so charitable with their time and money, year after year. To help in this cause, please make checks out and send to:

    The Julia Rose Foundation
    C/O Service Call
    17880 Knotting Hills Dr.
    Lincoln, NE 68527

    Or, give your contribution to any of our fine agents at Nebraska Home Sales. If you have questions about Operation Life Saver, you may call or email Dan Young at servicecall@live.com, (402) 310-8858, or me Rich@NebHomeSales.com, (402) 440-7570.

    P.S. (You can also use Dan’s contact info to ask about repairs or remodels of your home, which will also help support this cause).

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