The following photos were taken during
the December 13th fundraising event held by WKZO AM 590 radio and Lori
Moore's Potluck Pals at the Texas Corners Ace Hardware in Texas Township,
Kalamazoo County Michigan. 100% of the proceeds from this event ($5,100.00)
went directly to E.S.C.A.P.E., Inc. to benefit West Michigan families.
Certified Public Fire & Life Safety Educators from E.S.C.A.P.E. will
be able to continue teaching fire & life safety, CPR, first aid, ice
& cold water safety as well as distributing and/or installing free
smoke alarms to those in need.
The proceeds raised at this event will also
be used to cover the rapidly increasing fuel, maintenance and other expenses
required to operate the E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety Trailer, a 27 foot trailer
decorated like a kids bedroom, used to teach children and adults the importance
of having working smoke alarms, knowing two ways out of any room, developing
and practicing a home escape plan and having a meeting place once outside
their burning home.
Since 1995, E.S.C.A.P.E. has taught over
140,000 children and adults (including senior citizens) techniques in keeping
their families safe from fires, including the importance of having working
smoke alarms, home hazard awareness, and how to develop and practice a
home escape plan. To date, twenty people (that we know of) have saved
their families from a fire or other life threatening emergency after participating
in a fire & life safety course from E.S.C.A.P.E. Remember, you
are never too young or too old to learn about fire and life safety!
WKZO AM 590's Seth Harp, Lori
Moore and E.S.C.A.P.E.'s President & Founder Michael McLeieer are ready
to sell the Blabber Girl Baking Edition of the Holiday Dish to Pass Cookbook
for $5.00 each.
Seth Harp, Lori Moore & Michael
McLeieer pose for a picture before going on air to tell the listeners how
much money had been raised so far half way through the fundraising event.
Our friends from the Texas Township
Fire Department demonstrate their Fire Engine to the children & adults
who attended our fundraising event.
The E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety
Trailer was onsite to demonstrate smoke and fire conditions using a non
toxic theatrical fog.
Seth Harp and Lori Moore turn
over $5,100 to the E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire & Life Safety Programs, at the
Texas Corners Ace Hardware. Also pictured (left to right) are Michael
McLeieer, President of E.S.C.A.P.E., Inc., and Kraig McCauley, owner of
the Texas Corners Ace Hardware.
We are extremely grateful to
Lori Moore and her Potluck Pals, including Seth Harp, the Texas Corners
Ace Hardware staff and the WKZO listeners for your generous support of
the E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire & Life Safety programs. With your support,
we were able to exceed our fundraising goal of $5,000.
to the radio ad purchased by the Texas Corners Ace Hardware promoting this
to view the promotional flyer for this fundraising event.
for your generous support!
Lauri Wingle & Seth Harp
Steel Service - Portage - $500.00
Designworks, Inc. - Plainwell
Linda Stafford - Kalamazoo - $250.00
Martha Flinn - Massachusetts - $150.00
Dorothy DeYoung - Kalamazoo - $125.00
Sonnevil - Parchment - $100.00
Fair - Hastings
Community Fire Department - Bellevue
Resources - Kalamazoo
View Dental - Battle Creek
Credit Union - Kalamazoo
of the Eaton Corporation Aerospace Division
Fire Department - Fremont
Corporation - Holland
Services - Saint Joseph
Childcare Center - Battle Creek
Tykes Learning Center - Portage
Educare - Portage
Fire/Rescue - Olivet
Chamber of Commerce - Plainwell
House Preschool - Battle Creek
Bonnie Bonnes - Kalamazoo
Mary Bontrager - Centreville
& Virginia Campbell - Middleville (Kentwood Community Church)
John Compere - Kalamazoo
Holtgreive, D.D.S. - Kalamazoo
& Ruthellen McCurley - Kalamazoo
McLeieer - Kalamazoo
Barbara Perkovic - Kalamazoo
& Todd Russcher - Kalamazoo
Sandmeyer - Kalamazoo
H. Sonnevil - Kalamazoo
Carylle Springer - Portage
Stevens - Portage
& Nancy Stryd - Kalamazoo
is a proud supporter of the S.A.F.E. program in Massachusetts