Thursday, December 27, 2007

Marilyn Adams

Marilyn Adams lost her son, Keith 22 years ago when he "suffocated in a gravity flow wagon while helping with harvest on their family farm" and has been working toward the betterment of young farm workers every since her loss.

Marilyn's efforts have produced Farm Safety Just For Kids and now has 134 chapters and their goal is to increase public awareness and to understand of the hazards for children on the farm by providing individuals, families, and communities with educational opportunities and resources.

Besides the great find in this family built organization; Marilyn has been nominated for Volvo's
America’s Greatest Hometown Hero program and if she is the "grand award winner selected from the Safety, Quality of Life and Environment categories, being named “America’s Greatest Hometown Hero” and presented with a new Volvo car every three years for the rest of his or her life at the annual Volvo for Life awards ceremony in New York City March 19, 2008. Three category winners will receive a $100,000 charitable contribution and two runners-up in each category win $25,000 charitable contributions."

The vote last through through Jan. 7, 2008 all it takes is a check mark so take a few moments and show your support for Marilyn Adams efforts in Farm Safety Just For Kids.

GOOD LUCK & THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK; you have already given many the gift of life through awareness and we wish Marilyn the best in her continued efforts.

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