Lassie visits children in Moore

Lassie the dog made appearances in Moore in connection with Save the Children’s “Get Ready Get Safe” campaign.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: May 16, 2014 at 11:20 am •  Published: May 17, 2014
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Children at Agapeland Learning Center and Briarwood Elementary School received a visit from Lassie on Wednesday.

Lassie was in town to promote Save the Children’s “Get Ready Get Safe” initiative. An estimated 6 in 10 Americans don’t currently have an emergency plan, according to Save The Children. Lassie helped to lead a “Prep Rally” at Briarwood Elementary with activities that helped promote the need for advance emergency preparedness.

It was also announced the center is building a new tornado safe room that Save the Children is helping to fund.

This was the dog’s first appearance as the Save the Children ambassador.

“We’re thrilled that Lassie is joining the team. Who better to show children that emergency preparedness can help them feel safe, not scared?” said Kathy Spangler, Save the Children’s vice president for programs. “We’re excited for Lassie to offer comfort when disaster strikes and to help inspire the basic protections our nation’s children still desperately need.”

For more information on Save the Children’s Get Ready Get Safe initiative, visit www.savethechildren.org/GetReady.