Lions, leopards and bears aren’t the only things that visitors of the John Ball Park and Zoo in Michigan got to experience this year. On one sunny September day, it was also the location of EPS Security’s first annual Life Safety Day event.
EPS Security, a multi-state company that is one of the top 30 largest security providers in the U.S., has a company picnic each year to thank their employees. This year, they decided to do things a little differently and turned that picnic into a full-blown Life Safety Day, FREE for their community.
With the help of the KlaasKids Foundation, they fingerprinted and photographed nearly 500 children. And, for every child fingerprinted, EPS Security donated $10 to the D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s and Kid’s Food Basket, two non-profit companies. That brought the total to $5,000 to each charity, an amount that will go a long way to help children in need in Grand Rapids.
“We were blessed with a beautiful day and a great event that allowed us to make nearly 500 West Michigan families more secure. At the same time, we were able to make a donation that will provide assistance for members of our community that can use a helping hand,” explained Kevin Carlson, president of EPS Security.
The day also included a lot of other fun activities for the children. From a bounce house to hot dogs and snow cones, families enjoyed games and great food while they also got life-saving information. To get a real taste of all the event had to offer, take a look at this video.
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