MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Board of Realtors recently presented a $500 check to Project Lifesaver (PLS) of Knox County. PLS is a public safety program designed to locate missing persons who wander due to Alzheimer’s, autism or other related conditions or disorders.

The program involves placement of a transmitter bracelet on the person which is then traced via a receiver if the person becomes lost.

The realtors’ donation will help defray the cost of the transmitter bracelet for families who cannot afford them. The bracelet which comes with a year’s worth of batteries and a battery tester costs $350. For those unable to afford the $350 fee, there is a sliding fee schedule based on income.

Donations are also used to fund the purchase of additional radio receivers so there will be one in each Knox County community.
The Station Break Senior Citizens Center and the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities are coordinating the distribution of Project Lifesaver bracelets in Knox County. To purchase a Project Lifesaver bracelet, contact The Station Break at 740-397-2417 or email the director at or contact the Knox County Board of Developmental Disabilities at 397-4656 or by email at

Donations are tax-deductible and can be sent to: The Public Health Partnership of Knox County, 121 E. High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. Indicate on your check that it is for Project Lifesaver.

For more information, contact PLS Coordinator Ann Fisher at the Knox County Health Department at 392-2200, ext. 2274.



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