SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Power Foundation has donated $150,000 to Safe Kids Savannah - a part of The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center.
Safe Kids Savannah works to reduce accidental injuries to children in Southeast Georgia through outreach and education. That education includes home safety, sports and recreation safety, water safety, pedestrian and bike safety, and car seat safety. This donation will help Memorial Health focus on prevention.
"That is perfect for the things we focus on for Georgia Power. Safety is our top priority. We will be partnering some of our safety electrical programs with the things they are already doing, and most importantly, we will just be working to support them in delivering safe programs," said Cathy Hill, VP, Coastal Region, Georgia Power.
Accidental injuries kill more children annually than all diseases combined.
"This is truly a testament of the community involvement. Georgia Power is a huge benefactor in the community and a huge supporter, so this right here really goes a long way in growing that relationship, and for two large organizations like Memorial Health and Georgia Power to come together for the benefit for kids," said Bill Lee, Chief Strategy Officer, Memorial Health.