New Carbon Monoxide Awareness Billboards Going up in North Dakota

 

 

 

 

Earlier this year the governor of North Dakota vetoed a bill that would have increased carbon monoxide safety in the state. Lauren Project President Don Johnson had worked with Representative Gary Sukut on the bill for 8 months and they were understandably disappointed (Shocked might be a better word!) at the governor’s action. Our consolation is that one of the people willing to testify before the legislative committee was Kari Ness, whose father was killed by carbon monoxide in 2014 in North Dakota. He was the founder and she is the current president of Newman Signs in North Dakota, specializing in billboard signs around the state. Her company has created the sign you see with this message that will be going up around the state in the near future. We are thrilled and grateful that Newman Signs cares enough about the people of North Dakota to take this extraordinary step. Way to go Kari!!!!!!

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Thank You for Another Successful Auction and Dinner

Thank you to all of the sponsors, businesses and individuals that contributed to making this years silent auction and dinner a great success. 

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Iowa legislature passes carbon monoxide bill!

Last fall, Lauren Project President Don Johnson took the C.O. law from Colorado and met with a number of Iowa legislators to ask them to consider similar legislation in Iowa.  Senator Jeff Danielson, a professional firefighter, and later, Representative Guy Vander Linden, both said they would sponsor the bill.  After several months of conversations with legislators and lobbyists, the bill was passed by both the Senate (37-10) and the House (87-9 on 3/30/16) with the last step to be a signature from the Governor.  It’s wonderful news for the people of Iowa who now have another reason to make their homes safer from the silent killer of carbon monoxide.  The Lauren Project expresses our deep gratitude to Senator Danielson and Representative Vander Linder for shepherding this bill along.  Lives will be saved and injuries prevented.  One more state has seen the light!

Iowa legislature passes carbon monoxide bill!

Iowa legislature passes carbon monoxide bill!

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Santa Receives a Gift

Even Santa needs protection from the silent killer, carbon monoxide! On 12/14 at a community safety fair in Loveland, board members Cathy Kernen and Don Johnson discovered that the Claus family had no CO alarm. The Lauren Project was happy to help out & presented Santa with a life saving Christmas gift. How about you? Do you have a loved one that need protection from the silent killer? A CO alarm would be a great Christmas gift!

Santa Gets a CO Alarm

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Camber McKenzie Speaks About Her Time in Uganda

Camber McKenzie was awarded a Lauren Project grant to pursue a volunteer opportunity in Uganda with the organization Come, Let’s Dance. Camber put together the following video about her time in Uganda.

Camber McKenzie – Lauren Project 2013 from Todd Stoffer on Vimeo.

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