On May 3, the Zonta Club of Franklin presented Macon County Sheriff Robert Holland with a $1,100 donation to the department’s Project Lifesaver Program. This is a search and rescue, rapid recovery program that targets persons enrolled in the program that have the tendency to wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, Dementia, Down Syndrome as well as age related macular degeneration (ARMD) disorders.
Project Lifesaver deploys radio technology to locate, rescue and return to home missing persons enrolled in the program. Each client enrolled in the Project Lifesaver Program wears a personalized wristband transmitter that emits a tracking radio signal 24 hours a day / seven days a week. Each wristband has a separate and unique radio frequency.