Wilmington, DE, September 14, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- With support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Ronnie Williams Foundation, Wilmington Police can now utilize Safe Kids Cards, wallet size CD identification cards that holds emergency and medical information along with photos and fingerprints. The CD format allows police and emergency officials to access the information much quicker, therefore speeding up recovery and treatment.
“The Safe Kids Card program is a key component of the city’s strategy to keep our children safe,” said Richard K. Struthers, president, Bank of America Delaware. “Bank of America is pleased to partner with the Ronnie Williams Foundation in providing funds for the Wilmington Police Department to get this program off the ground.”
Chief Michael J. Szczerba acknowledged, "the Safe Kids Card program is a great community effort; the legacy and memory of a dedicated trooper, parents, a generous corporate citizen, and the Wilmington Department of Police coming together to protect our most precious resource, our children".
The Safe Kids Card kits will be available throughout the City at various events and youth programs. The service is free of charge and is a welcomed addition to the existing programs that Wilmington Police offer to the community.
The wallet size CDs were custom-made by My Family CD International for the Wilmington Police program, based on research of past programs and the needs of the community.
Jennifer Hawkins, Co-founder of the Ronnie Williams Foundation, said, “The Ronnie Williams Foundation is honored to assist the Wilmington Police Department with the Safe Kids Card program. In an emergency communication is key and this CD is an effective tool for parents and police officers.
Safe Kids Cards digital child ID kits are available by calling Wilmington Police MSgt. Sherri Tull at 302-576-3189
For more information, please visit:
The Ronnie Williams Foundation
My Family CD International
Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy
Bank of America has embarked on an unprecedented 10-year goal to give $1.5 billion to nonprofit organizations engaged in improving the quality and vitality of their neighborhoods. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation will give more than $200 million in 2007, making the bank one of the most generous corporate donors in the world. Bank of America approaches giving through a national strategy called "neighborhood excellence" under which it works with local leaders to identify and meet the most pressing needs of individual communities. Through Team Bank of America, bank associate volunteers contribute more than 500,000 hours each year to improve the quality of life in their communities nationwide. For more information about Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation.
Jennifer Hawkins, Co-founder, The Ronnie Williams Foundation 302-893-0177
MSgt. Sherri Tull, Community Policing, Wilmington Police Department, 302-576-3189