Making A Difference
Helping The Community
People depend on clearly displayed house numbers. Services range from delivery drivers to emergency responders. A poorly displayed house number can cause considerable delays.
"It is a small thing that people don't think about until they need ii," said WFD Battalion Chief Bradford Boyd. "In instances where house numbers are difficult to see, darkness or brush overgrowth, for example, addresses on the curb line are beneficial to first responders."
Speak Out Kansas Director Chester Selmon; a former first responder, understood that seniors were particularly vulnerable to the situation. Senior Citizens were not likely able to go outside during an emergency to signal to the person(s) responding to their call for help. As a result, Chester asked the organization's members to support the mission of painting addresses curbside for Seniors in the Speak Out Kansas neighborhood.