Monday, January 12, 2015
The Buckle Up for Life program thrives across the nation due in part to the hard work and dedication of our 10 partner hospital sites. One of those partners recently accepted an award acknowledging the service that Buckle Up for Life provides to the community.
Kelsy Stenger, trauma prevention educator at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, received the Good Samaritan Community Service Award at New Beginning Church of Philadelphia. She began working with New Beginning Church in August 2014 with implementing the Buckle Up for Life program. Pastor Michael Couch and the awards committee felt it was important to recognize Kelsy and Buckle Up for Life for educating the community.
“I accepted the award on behalf of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s and our partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in addition to recognizing Toyota and our appreciation for the funding to provide such a vital service in the community.” Kelsy continues, “I feel like it was a great way to make the congregation aware of the wonderful partnership we are building in addition to getting them excited about Buckle Up for Life!”
Kelsy continues to work with Pastor Couch and the congregation to educate and children, teens, and adults on the importance of child passenger safety.
“We feel very fortunate to be working with New Beginnings because we are not only partnered with an amazing leader but also a strong leadership team and a very compassionate and the devoted congregation. The partnership with Buckle Up for Life gives us the resources and educational tools to leverage change and make a safer community!”