I would like to offer a big thank you to all those who have contributed to the Norwood Young America Fire Department bike helmet safety program.
With the donations and contributions we recieved from the Norwood Lions, West Carver Lions, Hamburg Lions, Norwood Young America VFW, Emergency Physcians and Consultants, Hamburg Fire Department, Cologne Fire Department and Norwood Young America Fire Department, we were able to purchase 145 helmets that are being given away to kids in the area who don’t have a properly fitting bike helmet.
We would also like to thank Carver County Sheriffs Office, Norwood Young America Public Works, Hamburg Fire Department, Cologne Fire Department, Norwood Young America Fire Department and Ridgeview Ambulance Service for assisting us in getting certificates for the helmets to the kids who need them.
If you or someone you know has a child in need of a bike helmet please visit your local fire department and pick up a helmet for free.
We will be doing this at the Cologne Fire Department on Aug. 12 and 15 and Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 7 p.m.; at Hamburg Fire Department on Aug. 5 and Sept. 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and at the Norwood Young America Fire Station 1 (23 Third Ave. SE) on Aug. 5 and 12 and Sept. 9 from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Thank you again to all those who are helping to keep the kids in our community safe.