Life Link Receives Grant from Eagles Women

Auxiliary members with a mock-up of the check they presented to Sheridan County's Life Link. (Courtesy Photo)

Life Link of Sheridan County has received a $1,000 grant from the Big Horn Mountain Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.

The funds will be used to support people in Sheridan County who are in need of personal emergency response systems. Life Link of Sheridan County is a local, volunteer board-governed non-profit organization that provides community-based personal emergency response systems to individuals.

The technology supports individuals in their homes by electronically contacting emergency services if an individual needs help and isn't able to call for that help.

Linda Johnson, who's president of the local Life Link board, expressed the board's gratitude for the donation. She said the local volunteer board is responsible for raising funds to buy equipment such as the personal call buttons for individuals.

Noting that many elderly people in Sheridan County live on their own, Eagles Auxiliary President Kerri Wambolt said the donation provides something that will help them if they can't get to a phone. She added the auxiliary's motto is “People Helping People,” and said, “We know how tough it is for some people to make it on social security.”