The Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh has renewed its annual grant to Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI), supporting U.S. highway/rail grade crossing safety education.
Specifically, the 2022 funds will be used for a competitive grant program for public education activities conducted by OLI state programs as well as state educational materials.
Since 2019, Foundation grants have also supported:
• Producing and distributing resources for “effective messaging when reporting on rail-related suicide incidents.”
• Issuing an Emergency Notification System Sign public service announcement (PSA) to radio and television stations.
• Sharing additional railroad crossing and pedestrian safety PSAs.
• Augmenting funding for state OLI rail safety programs. • Expanding national rail safety volunteer efforts.
• Expanding the rollout of OLI’s Railroad Investigation and Safety Course (RISC).
“The support of the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh since 2019 has been crucial to our efforts at the state and national level, helping us share the rail safety message with millions of Americans both virtually and through in-person activities,” OLI Executive Director Rachel Maleh said.
“The Posner Foundation was proud to be represented at Operation Lifesaver’s 50th Anniversary celebration in Washington, and that pride is reflected in our continued support,” Posner Foundation Chairman Henry Posner III said. “This in turn reflects the respect we have for OLI’s success in rail safety education in communities throughout the nation, and our hope that others will join us in supporting its work.”