Save-A-Life Jacket was sinking due to theft, but now is staying afloat due to donations

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — Thanks to donations and community support, a program focused on river safety is staying afloat.

The Save a Life Jacket program announced its closure just a few weeks ago after losing almost 90 life jackets during a 3 week period.

But, now, the program’s founder, Brian Cohee says things are looking up. After an outpouring of community support on Facebook, and about 75 life jacket donations, the program is going steady.

If you’re interested in helping out, the program cannot accept cash donations, but lifejackets are always helpful.

“The best way to donate right now is just throwing them in one of the kiosks, if you can label the lifejacket “Save a Life Jacket Program GJ Please Return” that would be great… if not, I’ll check them periodically and I’ll label them up put them in inventory that way the lifejacket can go in service.” – Brian Cohee

Save-A-Life Jacket kiosks can be found at every major boat dock from Loma to Clifton.

Brian hopes everyone uses the jackets, he just asks that you return them to the booth when you’re done.

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