A big thank you to everyone who participated in our donation drive on Wednesday! We are pleased to announce on our water damage blog that 1-800-DRY-ME-OUT™ recently donated to The Katelyn Foundation!
The Katelyn Foundation (www.katelynfoundation.org) was founded by a woman named Sandra in honor of her daughter Katelyn T. Michaud. At the age of 2, Katelyn drowned in her backyard pool on January 27, 2004. Through community fundraisers and generous donors, The Katelyn Foundation is able to provide swim lessons to children whose families cannot afford the fee. This is achieved through a program called “Katelyn’s Aquarium”, which includes lessons through local YMCA’s & Recreation Centers in Pasco, Pinellas & Hernando Counties. In 2011, “Katelyn’s Aquarium” will be available in Citrus & Hillsborough Counties. The motto for the program is “Learning how to swim is a necessity, not a luxury!”. In 2010, over 400 children (ages 6 months to 12 years old) learned how to swim thanks to The Katelyn Foundation. A special swim program for the deaf & hard of hearing was also provided at the New Port Richey Aquatic Center.
Thanks to our incredible fans on Facebook, 1-800-DRY-ME-OUT was able to donate enough money to provide swimming lessons for up to 10 children!