Help save children on the second floor of apartments by donating $28.00 for a personal fire escape ladder. The TLC Community Center is excited to announce Safekeeping Project in honor of Dana and Sara . Dana and her daughther Sara both died in a apartment fire on the second floor where there wasn't a exit to get out. Emma Grindstaff lost her daughther and granddaughter in a fire at Eliz. Housing Dec. 2016. Since that day she has worked very hard trying to get approval for way out for residence on the second floor of these government apartments. Little Sara was a part of our centers Summer Food Program. Many other children live on the second floors of Eliz. Housing that are currently in our programs. The director of Eliz. Housing has also worked hard trying to help find out what could be done to help. These apartments are older and are grandfathered in not requiring certain codes with only 3 story or above requiring emergency escape equipment . Because the apartments do not fall under these codes HUD can't provide money for safety items needed. The TLC is hosting a online fundraiser to help save the lives of other children. All donations are tax-deductible. You can also mail donations to The TLC Community Center 145 Judge Don Lewis Blvd Elizabethton, TN 37643. Make sure to mark donation for the Safekeeping Project. There is a total of 150 apartments that need the collapsible drop-down fire escape ladders. We are blessed that Big John's Closeouts is allowing us to purchase these at cost without any delivery fees. The cost for each escape ladder is $28.00. Since the month of February is the month of love . We encourage you to show your love by helping us protect children and give them a way out on the second floor of these apartments.