More people in this area may survive wrecks thanks to a donation from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to the Hinesville Fire Department.
HFD has received 300 rescue-fact cards worth $3,893. The identification cards will be distributed to area residents free to improve rescue capabilities for victims in motor vehicle accidents. The cards secure to seatbelts and contain medial information, such as the victim’s name, blood type and any allergies to medications.
Firehouse Subs created the Safety Foundation in 2005 in hopes of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Through the non-profit 501(c)(3), the Foundation has given more than $18 million to emergency workers in 45 states and Puerto Rico, including more than $1.3 million in Georgia.
Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets, available to guests for a $2 donation to the Foundation. Donation canisters on register counters explain the non-profit’s mission and collect change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. All funds raised benefit the Foundation.