Commissioner Causey, Safe Kids N.C. provide child passenger safety seats and toys to Hurricane Dorian victims

OCRACOKE ISLAND

In an effort to prevent childhood deaths and injuries, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Safe Kids N.C. team will be hosting a Child Passenger Safety Seat take back event on Ocracoke Island, Saturday, Dec.14, 2019.

Our goal is to distribute up to 60 CPS seats at the CPS Clinic and 40 bike helmets.

Additionally, Commissioner Causey has asked NCDOI employees to donate boxes of toys, gloves, coats and bicycles for the children affected by Hurricane Dorian.

“This event is a win-win,” said Commissioner Causey. “Not only are we providing parents and caregivers the resources and education they need to keep their children safe in the car, but we’re also providing toys and clothing for children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to have a good Christmas because they’re still reeling from the effects of the hurricane.”

Safe Kids Chatham County, Safe Kids Wake County, Nags Head Fire and Rescue and the Hyde County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to assist.

Child passenger safety technicians will greet parents and make sure their children are in an age-appropriate seat.

Here are the event details:

WHO:            Safe Kids Chatham County, Safe Kids Wake County, Nags Head Fire and Rescue

WHAT:         Child Passenger Safety Seat Take Back Clinic

WHERE:      Ocracoke Ferry Terminal

                       Irvin Garrish Highway

                       Ocracoke, N.C. 27960

 

WHEN:         10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

WHY:            To prevent unnecessary injuries and deaths to children because they were not properly buckled up.

Parents can go to buckleupnc.org to find out permanent child seat checking stations near them.

About Safe Kids North Carolina

Safe Kids North Carolina is dedicated to preventing childhood injury, the number one cause of death for children in North Carolina. For more information, contact coordinator Shannon Bullock at 919.647.0081 or Shannon.Bullock@ncdoi.gov.

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