MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT


Supporting the Toward Zero Deaths Initiative

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Dear Friends of The Foundation,

It is hard to believe that my first year as president has already passed! It was another great year for the Foundation, thanks primarily to the hard work and generosity of the ATSSA members and companies.

A brand new National Work Zone Memorial was unveiled at ATSSA’s annual convention to rave reviews. The new Memorial is a continuing reminder of the human cost of unsafe practices in work zones. Unique features of the new design include the ease of set-up (and tear down) and light weight. This concept should allow for easier, faster transport between Memorial sights, allowing for most, if not all, requests for hosting the Memorial to be filled. If your group or agency is interested in hosting the Memorial please contact a Foundation representative, or simply go to The Foundation link found at the ATSSA website and fill out a request.

The Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarships were just awarded for the 2017-2018 school year and for the second time in as many years, all applicants were provided scholarships. For those of you that had a chance to meet Lindsay Sutton and Brionna Lizotte at the convention this year, you know these scholarships are making a positive difference.

One of the biggest challenges The Foundation is having these days is finding more candidates for the scholarship awards. We ask that if anyone knows someone that may be eligible, or has a contact of someone that may be able to locate eligible candidates, please reach out to them, or tell The Foundation staff. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

If there was a low point to 2016, it was the slow start we had getting the Experience Camps Travel Scholarship program up and running. These week-long summer camps are free to children grades 4-11 that have lost a parent, sibling or caregiver. In addition to providing all the fun activities of a week-long summer camp experience, these camps provide grief counseling and the opportunity for the children to be around others that are dealing with a similar loss. Since the participating camps are only located in a few State (NY, ME, CA and GA) The Foundation is offering to pay 100% of the travel expenses for eligible candidates. As with the Roadway Worker Memorial Scholarships, your assistance with locating children who have lost someone in a work zone accident would be very much appreciated.

Thank you again to all of the fantastic donors and sponsors of The Foundation. With your wonderful help, we will continue to promote roadway safety through charitable giving and public awareness programs.

Regards,

Tom Wood
Foundation President

 

The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation is a qualified 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Consult your tax advisor regarding specific questions about your deductions. The Foundation’s tax identification number is 62-1384292.

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