A big thank you once again to Cox Charities and Cox employees for supporting the LVMPD Every 15 Minutes safe driving program.

Cox Charities announced the program as one of 31 non-profits receiving grants in 2016 at its August 9th event.  Employees sifted through more than 100 applications from worthy organizations to select the awardees.

All told, Cox Charities is spreading $140,000 around the valley to help sustain amazing programs and non-profits. The annual Cox Communications Golf Tournament helped raise another $50,000 for local organizations benefitting residents in need.

LVMPD Officer Gordon McGhie accepted the award of $5,000 for the Every 15 Minutes program and LVMPD organizer, Officer Kelly Raybuck.  Thanks to contributions like this one from Cox Charities, the E15M team members and LVMPD are able to take this impactful program to four Clark County high schools each school year.

First responders including police, hospital emergency room doctors and nurses, firefighters, paramedics and volunteers re-create crash scenes with the help of students and parents.  The goal is to drive home the life-saving message of safe, smart and attentive driving to around 6,000 CCSD students who are just getting their licenses.  E15M organizers hope to provide a message and images that these new and future drivers will remember every time they get behind the wheel.  The result will be safer roads, and fewer serious or fatal crashes.

Congratulations to the Every 15 Minutes team, and thank you again to the employees of Cox Communications and Cox Charities for your continued support of community safety!

Together we make a difference.  Drive safe!