Safety Saturday


Safety Saturday Key Points

Event title: Safety Saturday     Date: September 26, 2009    Hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Objective: Accidents in and around the home are a leading cause of injury and death in America.  Fires and burns are the #1 cause of home injury-related death for children ages 14 and under. As part of a common goal to create safer homes, the Home Safety Council (HSC) and Lowe’s are teaming up to host a one-day event called, “Safety Saturday.”  Safety Saturday is the national kick-off to Fire Safety Month in October. Lowe’s stores will join with local fire service and community safety organizations to create a parking lot event for the entire family. Stop by your local Lowe’s and learn more about keeping your family safe from fire danger.

In addition to the Lowe’s store events, the Home Safety Council and Lowe’s have partnered to expand the one-day event to the Web. The Safety Saturday Web site, homesafetycouncil.org/SafetySaturday, offers information for the entire family on how to make their home safe for all. The site will feature home safety projects that can be completed in a single Saturday.

Locations: All participating Lowe’s stores

Lowe’s store highlight: Build & Grow Clinics will feature a fire truck and will offer Home Safety Council’s fire safety material and take-home activities for the entire family.

Community involvement: Fire departments and other public safety organizations will be on-hand to provide home safety information to children and families.

Contacts:  Home Safety Council, Faye Cothren, (888) 556-9947

Lowe’s, Robin Frye, (704) 758-2601

About the Home Safety Council

The Home Safety Council (HSC) is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home related injuries that result in nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits on average each year. Through national programs, partnerships and the support of volunteers, HSC educates people of all ages to be safer in and around their homes. The Home Safety Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in Washington, DC.

About Lowe’s

Lowe’s is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, American Red Cross, United Way of America, and the Home Safety Council, in addition to numerous non-profit organizations and programs that help communities across the country.  In 2008, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $25 million to support community and education projects in the United States and Canada. Lowe’s also encourages volunteerism through the Lowe’s Heroes program, a company-wide employee volunteer initiative.  Lowe’s is a FORTUNE® 50 company with fiscal year 2008 sales of $48.2 billion and has more than 1,675 stores in the United States and Canada.  For more information, visit Lowes.com/community.

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