Recently, the Mountville volunteers received a donation from the "Operation Save A Life" program. "Operation Save A Life" is a team effort between ABC and Kiddie Corporation. The program distributes smoke detectors to local fire companies who can then, in turn, distribute them to those families in need. The "Operation Save A Life" program, now in it's 5th year with ABC27 (WHTM), has been successful since it's inception in 2006.
"Operation Save A Life has taken on such a larger meaning to this community," abc27 General Manager Joe Lewin said. "There are so many homes that never had a smoke alarm or one functioning properly. This hit a place that made a true difference in this community."
Just two weeks ago, a four-year-old boy in Chambersburg died when flames ripped through his town house. He was found in his bedroom, which investigators say did not have a smoke alarm. The goal of Operation Save A Life is to prevent similar tragedies.
"This is the right thing to do," Lewin said. "This is true community service by a television station. This is something we hope to continue for a long time."
If you or someone you know is in need of a working smoke detector, and are within our local service area, please contact us at (717)285-5456 x301.