Huntington District, Kanawha Area, Burnsville Lake Ranger Lisa Hess launched the Save A Life – Burnsville Lake Recycle A Life Jacket Campaign January 1st, 2020. The campaign ran for the entire month. The purpose was to kick off the year with the community thinking about and being aware of water safety, by helping to “Fill the BOAT” with new, used, slightly used and very, very well loved life jackets. A local business, Glenville Foodland, was the main partner, among others, in this Life Saving Campaign. They housed the boat at the front of their store, and helped encourage community members to recycle unwanted life jackets. The recycled life jackets will be used for education, and those that meet safety standards will be made available to individuals in need of a life jacket, through our life jacket loaner program and community partners. This campaign has the potential to grow and could be expanded to other communities and events within our area, while it supports the USACE Water Safety Mission.
We would like to thank everyone that helped out, partnered and recycled their life jackets to help make this campaign a success.
"Life Jackets Float, You Don't. Always wear one!"