As a parent, there is nothing worse than your child getting hurt, or worse, losing a child. Safe Kids Douglas County is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. We are part of an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.
Losing one child is one too many, and we don’t want any parent to have to endure the loss of a child. We’re calling on everyone in Douglas County to come together, to raise awareness and to get involved. Saving lives is a decision we can all make every day. Follow us on Facebook @SafeKidsDouglasCounty to stay connected and share our message with your friends.
Safe Kids Worldwide has helped reduce the U.S. childhood death rate from unintentional injury by 57 percent. If we continue to work together, we can do much more to make sure those bumps and bruises don’t turn into more disabling injuries and deaths.