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Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver

Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver Saving Lives One Search At A Time There is required training before a person is certified to change batteries.

The Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver program is a 501(c)3 that works in partnership with the Virginia Beach Police Department to support 250+ clients throughout the city. These clients require the batteries and the bands for their Personal Locator Units (PLU's) get changed every month to ensure they are in good working order. Most of the clients are supported by police officers however, many are b

eing taken care of by a highly dedicated group of civilian volunteers that devote thousands of hours a year in support of the VBPD PL program. Of the 250+ clients, 120 are taken care of by 70 civilian volunteers who come from all walks of life and backgrounds from all over our city. These volunteers come from other volunteer organizations such as: Virginia Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) VBEMS, and Search and Rescue. Other City departments volunteer such as the 911 call center, retired police officers, spouses of these volunteers and everyday citizens who just want to help with this wonderful program. The training takes 4 hours and is conducted whenever there is a sufficient number of citizens who want to join in and help out. Please consider helping this wonderful organization.

Operating as usual

09/24/2022

VBPL is at Chesapeake city park with the Alzheimer's Association for the walk to end Alzheimer's Disease.

Thank you Uncle Benny/Warren Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament for organizing this tournament to benefit Virginia Beach Pr...
09/22/2022

Thank you Uncle Benny/Warren Murphy Memorial Golf Tournament for organizing this tournament to benefit Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver!

We'd like to thank Nicole Miller and the Tidewater Autism Society for their work in the Autism community and recognition...
08/20/2022

We'd like to thank Nicole Miller and the Tidewater Autism Society for their work in the Autism community and recognition of our hometown heros MPO JC Karangelen and DC Shannon Wicthendahl today at the 5k. These officers have worked with TAS to improve relationships between VBPD and our Autism community.

Another great year at Surfers Healing!
08/19/2022

Another great year at Surfers Healing!

06/30/2022

Plan Bee Academy needs your help. They are a private day school supporting children with autism and is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) #47-2486135. They are accepting donations of items (gift baskets, gift cards, single items, services, etc.) for the silent auction being held on October 22, 2022, as well as cash donations in the form of a check (credit card users can donate by calling the school directly at 757-375-1560).

If you would like more information on the silent auction, would like to become a sponsor, or have items to be picked up, please let me know! Every little bit helps! In previous years your generosity helped to fund such things as a beautiful playground, a laundry room for students to learn life skills, and currently they are working to complete a covered patio!

Checks should be made payable to Plan Bee Academy & can be mailed directly to the following address:
Plan Bee Academy
Attn: Christy Holmes
4500 Peek Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23321
Be sure to note "sensory room donation" in the memo line

Heather Lilli winning!
05/19/2022

Heather Lilli winning!

Jenn Wray winning all the coffee!
05/19/2022

Jenn Wray winning all the coffee!

Fundraising at Farmhouse!
05/19/2022

Fundraising at Farmhouse!

Come on out to Farmhouse Thursday and raise a glass and money for VBPL!
05/16/2022

Come on out to Farmhouse Thursday and raise a glass and money for VBPL!

MPO's Jason Karangelen and Allen Perry with assistance from Gary Zalas with VBSO conducted Project Lifesaver Search Spec...
03/18/2022

MPO's Jason Karangelen and Allen Perry with assistance from Gary Zalas with VBSO conducted Project Lifesaver Search Specialist training over 3 days at LETA. They taught officers, civilian volunteers, and a PD Chaplin how to search for people who will frequently become lost. They locate these clients by using a Personal Locating Unit (PLU) which transmits a radio frequency that can be picked up with an antenna receiver. Also assisting but not pictured were Officer C. Mayberry and W. Nash.

Thanks to the Autism Foundation and Tidewater Autism Society for their continued service to the community, VBPL was able...
11/08/2021

Thanks to the Autism Foundation and Tidewater Autism Society for their continued service to the community, VBPL was able to reach many people at the YMCA grom Beach event.

The Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is hosting these education programs.Effective Communica...
04/01/2020
Carelike - Provider Search

The Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is hosting these education programs.
Effective Communication Strategies on Friday, April 3 from 11 AM-noon.
https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1822496&profileDefinitionId=93
Learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
We are also hosting two upcoming caregiver support groups as well:
Caregiver Support Group: Wednesday April 1, 6-7 PM.
https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1820444&profileDefinitionId=91
Caregiver Support Group: Thursday, April 2, 2-3 PM.
https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=1821161&profileDefinitionId=91
To participate in these programs, you MUST register online via the links above or by calling the Alzheimer's Association Helpline at 1-800-272-3900. You may join via internet or by phone. Sign in details for the meeting will be emailed to you following registration. Please call our 24/7 helpline to register: 800.272.3900

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, f...

VBPL at EVMS for an independent living Expo.
03/09/2020

VBPL at EVMS for an independent living Expo.

Thank you Mayor Dyer for your dedication to our VB seniors!
10/30/2019

Thank you Mayor Dyer for your dedication to our VB seniors!

Senior showcase organized by the mayor's commission on aging.
10/30/2019

Senior showcase organized by the mayor's commission on aging.

Virgina Beach Project Lifesaver video. Excellently presented. Please share to help raise awareness about the program in ...
08/25/2019
VB 411 - Project Lifesaver & Lunar Memorabilia

Virgina Beach Project Lifesaver video. Excellently presented. Please share to help raise awareness about the program in Virginia Beach. Our 501(c)(3), Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. citizen board of directors, raise money for the equipment used by the police department and for the devices used by our clients. Our fundraising efforts also provides the financial assistance to clients needing help to pay the costs of their monthly battery replacements.

In this episode of VB411, Miz Info talks about a program designed to save the lives of individuals with cognitive disabilities and gives us the scoop on meme...

Project Lifesaver :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach
08/25/2019
Project Lifesaver :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Project Lifesaver :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

RUMOR: The Only Way to Find Missing Persons Is to Organize Search Parties ​FACT: The City has a program called Project Lifesaver, a national resource designed for individuals with cognitive disabilities to be easily located by first responders in an emergency situation. Page Content​​​​O....

Surfer's Healing VB
08/16/2019

Surfer's Healing VB

Opening statements made by Senator Mason at the VA Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Conference.
05/30/2019

Opening statements made by Senator Mason at the VA Coalition for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Conference.

VBPL at the VBPD mounted barn for missing person day!
05/18/2019

VBPL at the VBPD mounted barn for missing person day!

05/09/2019
2019 Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. Board of DirectorsFrank LaPorta          Chairperson / Interim TreasurerCore...
05/07/2019

2019 Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. Board of Directors

Frank LaPorta Chairperson / Interim Treasurer

Corey Sullivan Vice-Chair

Rachel Willey Secretary

Lindy Casale-Rinaldi Board of Directors

Cookie Ketcham Board of Directors

Caroljean Ogrodnik Board of Directors

Joan Motley Board of Directors

Ev Zervoudakis Board of Directors

Bob Rider Board of Directors

Sandy Dozier Tauro Board of Directors (Not in Photo)

Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Created on July 7, 2005 at the Third Police Precinct, the program’s police component was later centralized and made part of the Crime Prevention Unit, now called the Community Engagement Unit.

Master Police Officer Jason C. Karangelen is the Virginia Beach Police Project Lifesaver Coordinator.

Through 67 specially trained civilian volunteers and 175 trained police officers, the Virginia Beach Police Department Project Lifesaver program provides equipment and service to 285 Virginia Beach clients with cognitive disabilities that may wander from home.

In conjunction with the Virginia Beach Police Department, 10 Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. civilian board members raise awareness of the program and raise the funds to provide equipment to the police department and to individuals in the program that are at risk of wandering.

SAMSUNG CSC

05/07/2019

2019 Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. Board of Directors

Frank LaPorta Chairperson / Interim Treasurer

Corey Sullivan Vice-Chair

Rachel Willey Secretary

Lindy Casale-Rinaldi Board of Directors

Cookie Ketcham Board of Directors

Caroljean Ogrodnik Board of Directors

Joan Motley Board of Directors

Ev Zervoudakis Board of Directors

Bob Rider Board of Directors

Sandy Dozier Tauro Board of Directors (Not in Photo)

SAMSUNG CSC
05/07/2019

SAMSUNG CSC

Project Lifesaver Awards presented to the winners and those recognized as standouts among their peers for 2018.

About Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc.

Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Created on July 7, 2005 at the Third Police Precinct, the program’s police component was later centralized and made part of the Crime Prevention Unit, now called the Community Engagement Unit.

Master Police Officer Jason C. Karangelen is the Virginia Beach Police Project Lifesaver Coordinator.

Through 67 specially trained civilian volunteers and 175 trained police officers, the Virginia Beach Police Department Project Lifesaver program provides equipment and service to 285 Virginia Beach clients with cognitive disabilities that may wander from home.

In conjunction with the Virginia Beach Police Department, 10 Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. civilian board members raise awareness of the program and raise the funds to provide equipment to the police department and to individuals in the program that are at risk of wandering.

AWARD WINNERS

Recognition and Appreciation

Bud Warren – Established VBPL July 7, 2005

Lynette Lander – Past Chairperson 2017-2018

Ashlynn Sawyer – Past Treasurer 2017-2018

Nominated Volunteer of the Year 2018

Volunteer Margie Buxbaum

Nominated Police Coordinator of the Year 2018

Master Police Officer G.A. O’Hara

Nominated Police Officer of the Year 2018

Master Police Officer Marie L. Carr

Officer Cameron Kolmer

Volunteer of the Year 2018

Cheryl Scott

Police Coordinator of the Year 2018

Officer Cameron Kolmer

Police Officer of the Year 2018

Master Police Officer C.W. Nash

Recognition and Appreciation of Support

Dominico Morrocu & Staff of Primo Restaurant

This is one of the single most important pieces of legislation to help Virginia families and those who have autism I hav...
03/22/2019
Long journey for autism advocates ends with stroke of governor's pen

This is one of the single most important pieces of legislation to help Virginia families and those who have autism I have seen. Way to go Mark!

More than a dozen years ago, Dr. Ralph Northam helped Mark Llobell on the path to a diagnosis for his grandson, Mark III, who has autism.

Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. took part in this very worthwhile cause. Great way to spend our afternoon providi...
03/10/2019

Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver, Inc. took part in this very worthwhile cause. Great way to spend our afternoon providing information to help keep their loved ones safe.

Had a wonderful time today representing Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver. Spoke with people and provided information abo...
01/13/2019

Had a wonderful time today representing Virginia Beach Project Lifesaver. Spoke with people and provided information about our program to attendees from Georgia to Pennsylvania at the Resource Fair as part of the Autism Speaks / SunTrust Financial Planning Town Hall at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center.

Working the senior showcase.
10/31/2018

Working the senior showcase.

10th Annual Autism Summit!  Come on out and sign up at our booth for Project Lifesaver for your loved one.  Virginia Aut...
10/20/2018

10th Annual Autism Summit! Come on out and sign up at our booth for Project Lifesaver for your loved one. Virginia Autism Foundation has generously volunteered to donate some devices and batteries for a year. Sign up to be considered in this drawing.

Working the SPT 4 kids event.  Come on out 10-1200.
09/29/2018

Working the SPT 4 kids event. Come on out 10-1200.

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