Abbey’s Hope awards the YMCA $35,000 in grants to promote pool and spa safety

EDINA, MINN. – April 3, 2012 – Abbey’s Hope recently awarded $35,000 in grants to the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities in support of the YMCA’s Water Safety Instruction Program. This partnership, in its third year, allows local children from immigrant and low-income backgrounds to be equipped with basic water safety skills and awareness.

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Abbey’s Hope named 2012 National Drowning Prevention Alliance award winner

EDINA, MINN. – March 1, 2012 – The National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) today announced Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation as the recipient of the 2012 Community Lifesaver Award. The award recognizes work done toward the advancement of water safety and drowning prevention at the community level and will be presented March 9 at the annual National Drowning Prevention Symposium in San Diego.

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Minnesota Senator Geoff Michel joins Abbey’s Hope Board of Directors

 EDINA, MINN. – Jan. 19, 2012 – Abbey’s Hope Charitable Foundation today announces the addition of state Sen. Geoff Michel to its Board of Directors. Sen. Michel was elected in 2002 and is currently in his third term as the District 41 senator.

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The Dragonfly Story

Excerpted from the eulogy at Abbey Taylor's Celebration of Life Service

Below the surface of a quiet pond lived a colony of water bugs. They were happy, living far from the sun. But they noticed that occasionally, a member of their colony would climb up a lily stalk and disappear from sight, never to return. Where do you suppose she went? wondered a water bug.

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Pool Safety Tips

  • Use the Water Watchdog System to make sure children are always closely supervised in the pool area.

  • Remind kids to stay away from pool and hot tub drains.

  • Never dive into water less than 9 feet deep.

  • Keep gates to the pool area latched.


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