By Cassie Hataway | email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Pilot Club of Lubbock is a volunteer organization that focuses on helping people with brain disorders and, thanks to that group, there are now 11 people in Lubbock County wearing a bracelet from Project Lifesaver.
Using a high tech tracking system, they can find loved ones with Alzheimer's, autism, or any brain-related disorder that might make them wander off from home. "Typically a search lasts about eight hours and costs taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, and with this program, they're able to find missing people in 30-minutes or less. It has a 100% success rate, there are these programs all across the country, they've gone on over 1900 searches," said Pilot Club President-Elect Holly Kennedy.
There is a small monthly fee to wear that lifesaving bracelet, but grant money allows it to be available on a sliding scale basis. If you would like to learn more about Project Lifesaver, Covenant is offering a seminar Monday evening, June 22, at the Knipling Center from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For information, call 1-866-4COVENANT.
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