Learning from the past, one organization is looking to change as many lives as possible - one child at a time. After the February death of two young sisters the Save A Future founders say they knew too many homes were without smoke detectors.
"Basically, it's a day dedicated to kids and trying to get them the education they need just in case of another tragic accident like happened on St. Mary's Ave.," explains Save A Future founder, Joe Fisher, about the Saturday safety fair.
While Saturday's events were about fire safety, the relatively new organization works within the community every day to make sure area kids stay on the right path and out of trouble.
"We came up with the idea of trying to find ways to help troubled youth and any other youth that needs help in school," says co-founder, Michael Peacock. "And it came from an idea, a sketch on a piece of paper and we just took it and ran with it. I mean, this organization isn't even 6 months old yet."
Both Fisher and Peacock say their message to kids comes from the heart since they know what it's like to be on the wrong side of the law. Peacock says working to make sure area youths have a productive way to spend down time will help keep them safe.
"That's where a lot of kids get into trouble. They don't have anything to do. If they have something to be a part of that will pave the way for better things," Peacock adds.
Fisher says the Save A Future program means being willing to go the distance to make sure area kids and their families are safe.
"Hey, we're here to help you, call us," Fisher says. "I have a phone number, you can call me. Get at us on our website. Let us know what we can do to help you and we'll be right there for you in whatever way we can."
For more information on Save A Future visit facebook.com/safe.program or call 304-966-4586.