The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The goal of the program is to reduce injury and possible death of children resulting from preventable accidents.
The Children's Safety Program provides life-saving safety education through its unique Safetyville USA program. Safetyville USA was opened at the Safety Center in 1984. The 1/3 scale town is complete with real sidewalks, crosswalks, streetlights, a police, fire and sheriff station, and businesses that can be found in any city.
The goal of the program is to reduce injury and possible death of children resulting from preventable accidents. A trained volunteer tour guide leads children, preschool through third grade, through the town teaching them a variety of safety skills, including: fire, bicycle, pedestrian, electrical, stranger danger, and railroad safety. Since the opening of Safetyville USA in 1984, over 125,000 children have benefited from this experience. Approximately 10,000 children tour Safetyville USA each year.
The children touring Safetyville USA are from all social and economic levels and come from all over Northern California.