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Colts, Wayne Township Fire team up to provide lifesaving wristbands to kids with autism

#Indybandstogether to buy tracking bracelets.
Posted at 5:38 PM, Oct 04, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS -- Parents in Central Indiana will soon be able to have peace-of-mind knowing their children have Project Lifesaver wristbands. 

Children with autism are prone to run away and are often not found until it’s too late. For parents, it’s their worst nightmare. 

Damar Services is teaming up with the Wayne Township Fire Department and the Indianapolis Colts to buy wristbands for local residents who can’t afford them.

Project Lifesaver wristbands have trackable transmitters. When a child or adult goes missing, first responders use radio technology to help track them down.

Damar Services wants to raise $50,000 dollars to help purchase the wristbands. The foundation will match every dollar donated up to $25,000.

Indianapolis Colts offensive lineman Deyshawn Bond, official spokesperson for the project, said, “When times are tough, Indy bands together. You know what’s tough? Having a kid with autism who runs off.

Since children with autism are attracted to water, time is of the essence and the wristbands help with search efforts.

The Decatur, Franklin, Lawrence, Pike and Wayne township fire departments, as well as Boone, Hendricks, Hamilton and Morgan counties, and most suburban fire departments, are Project Lifesaver agencies.

To donate, visit www.damar.org. Families who want to apply for a wristband can visit www.damar.org.