McLeod Receives Traffic Safety Grant From The Honda USA Foundation
McLeod Regional Medical Center received a grant of $29,388 from Honda USA Foundation to create a culture of safety on South Carolina roads and help prevent injuries and death to children.
McLeod is using the Traffic Safety Award from the Honda USA Foundation to reduce injury and death to children from car crashes by facilitating training of certified car seat safety technicians and distributing car and booster seats to members of the community who would have difficulty affording them.
To date, the Pee Dee region’s children are much safer than this time last year. Thanks to this funding, McLeod now offers 14 trained car seat safety technicians. In addition, the organization has purchased 8 infant carriers, 116 car seats and 30 booster seats to distribute to those in need.
“We see such gratitude from parents for this project,” says Lora Breda, McLeod Resource Center Manager, who is administering the grant. “Parents who receive car seats feel so empowered by this collaboration between McLeod and the Honda USA Foundation. They know they have the means to keep their children safe.”
The Honda USA Foundation provides funding to programs that align with its pillars of environment, mobility and traffic safety.
“A key focus of the Honda USA Foundation Traffic Safety Award is ensuring youth feel safe on and off the roads,” said Bobbie Trittschuh, Executive Director, The Honda USA Foundation. “We commend McLeod Regional Medical Center for its efforts to make car seat safety for young passengers a priority throughout our communities.”
About McLeod Health Foundation
The McLeod Foundation was established in 1986 as an independent not for profit tax exempt charitable organization whose mission is to generate philanthropic and community support to perpetuate medical excellence at McLeod Health. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the Foundation has raised more than $100 million and has provided support for numerous programs at McLeod Health. These programs include support for the McLeod Children's Hospital, The Guest House at McLeod, McLeod Hospice, the McLeod Center for Cancer Treatment and Research, McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute and McLeod Diabetes Services, just to name a few. Simply put the Foundation funds better health for thousands of families throughout Northeastern South Carolina and Southeastern North Carolina. Separately chartered, the McLeod Health Foundation is governed by a voluntary Board of Trustees. Gifts to the McLeod Foundation are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law and 100 percent of every gift received goes directly to the area it is designated.
About Honda Corporate Social Responsibility and the Honda USA Foundation
For more than 60 years in the U.S., Honda has been committed to making positive contributions to the communities where its associates live and work. Honda’s mission is to create products and services that help people fulfill their life’s potential, while conducting business in a sustainable manner and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. Advancing its corporate social responsibility, Honda and the Honda USA Foundation support this direction through giving focused on education, the environment, mobility, traffic safety and community. Learn more at http://csr.honda.com/.
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