Farm Safety 4 Just Kids “Working to promote a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth."
Farm Safety 4 Just Kids
“Working to promote a safe farm environment to prevent health hazards, injuries, and fatalities to children and youth.
110 S. Chestnut
Earlham, IA 50072
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104! NO MORE!
Earlham, IA, AgPRonline, August 27, 2002 – On September 18th, put your ears to the pavement and listen to the pounding footsteps. Hundreds will be taking footsteps in remembrance of the 104 children who have given their lives to agriculture in the past year.
During National Farm Safety and Health Week, September 15-21, 2002, communities across the United States will be walking with 104 children to raise the awareness about farm safety for kids. Wednesday of National Farm Safety and Health Week each year has been designated as children and youth day. In 2002, Farm Safety 4 Just Kids would like to kick off a local/national campaign called, 104! No More!
“Through community activities, we have been able to reach millions of children and farm families with farm safety information. I lost my own son in a farming tragedy, so I know first hand that just one child is too many, but two children per week is outrageous. We hope to walk to help raise the awareness about the dangers on the farm. We need to work together to protect our most valuable assets-children,” says Marilyn Adams, Spokesperson, President, and Founder of Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. To show national support for farm safety efforts, Marilyn will be walking in Washington, D.C. on September 18th, 2002 from 1-2pm Eastern time.
For more information on how you can locate a walk near you or if you would like more information on Farm Safety 4 Just Kids, call (800) 423-5437 or visit www.fs4jk.org.Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is a non-profit organization working to promote farm safety for kids. Marilyn Adams, Spokesperson, President, and Founder started the organization after the death of her eleven-year-old son, Keith, in a gravity flow wagon of shelled corn on the family’s Iowa farm. Today, the organization produces and distributes educational materials for farm safety. A chapter network of grassroots volunteers has also been established throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, contact your local chapter or call (800) 423-5437.
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