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State Police Program Provides Life Jackets To Anyone In Need

"Kids Don't Float" program creates life jacket loaner stations for community use

As part of the New Jersey State Police community initiative "Kids Don't Float," area families have been helping build life jacket loaner stations that are being placed around the state for anyone in need of a life jacket.

Volunteers in Manchester constructed 10 boxes last month, and 100 life jackets were given to children and their families as part of the outreach program.

Two boxes were recently installed in Long Beach Township and one has been placed at the Barnegat Municipal Dock (pictured.)

priscilla Greenwald May 23, 2012 at 01:09 PM
I have several life jackets in all sizes since I used to own a boat and would like to donate them. E-Mail Prised123@aol.com
priscilla Greenwald May 23, 2012 at 01:24 PM
where can I donate the life jackets? 732-262-8511
priscilla Greenwald May 23, 2012 at 01:36 PM
I live in Lakewood and do not drive so far. Please pick them up or give me a drop off point near my house. Priscilla Greenwald
Katia Raina May 23, 2012 at 04:00 PM
For more information about the program and how you can help, you can contact Trooper Brian Weiner from the New Jersey State Police Marine Services Bureau at lpp6053@gw.njsp.org . Thanks very much!
Mr Coffee Mug May 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM
This a Great program. I myself have been a boater all my life and have made sure my kids always wear a lifejacket. I have also made it a point to let other boaters I see who dont put life jackets on there kids, that they need to. Most times they do, but some are rude about it. Please put life jackets on your kids.

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