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Project Lifesaver

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Project Lifesaver was established in December 2000 as an initiative of Sheriff L. J. Ayers III and the Amherst County Sheriff's Office. Its mission is to use state-of-the-art technology in assisting those who care for victims of Alzheimer's-Related Mental Dysfunction Disorders (ARMD), Downs Syndrome, Autism and others who suffer from debilitating psychological disorders, who may become lost and confused. These victims include the elderly and even the youngest in our community.

Although parts of Amherst County are very rural and the dangers to those who are unable to navigate the wilderness safely are great, Project Lifesaver is just as important in the residential parts of our county. No matter what season or time of year, extreme environmental conditions can make it imperative that those in need are found without delay. Through Project Lifesaver, personalized radio transmitters are placed on program participants. In the event that they become lost these transmitters assist the Amherst County Sheriff's Office in locating those who cannot help themselves.

Along with the Amherst County Sheriff's Office many other organizations and Law Enforcement Agencies have endorsed and pledged their support of Project Lifesaver. But in order for this program to be successful we need YOU !
How you can help . . .

Recommend or Sign up someone who would benefit from a Project Lifesaver locator bracelet.

Volunteer - We are always looking for additional volunteers to help staff our Project Lifesaver Team. You don't have to be in law enforcement to volunteer, just have a few hours a month for training. Our members are important and new members are always welcome!

Donate - You, your church, civic organization or business can make a monetary contribution to help Project Lifesaver continue to reach those in need here in Amherst County.

Add Your Name to this list of distinguished supporters and participants

Lynchburg Area Alzheimer's Association

Hampton Roads Alzheimer's Association

Virginia Sheriff's Association

Bedford County Sheriff's Office

Lynchburg City Sheriff's Office

Rockingham County Sheriff's Office

Norfolk Police Department

Buna Vista Police Department

Virginia Beach Police Department

Chesapeake Police Department

Chesapeake Sheriff's Office

43rd Virginia Volunteer Search And Rescue Company