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APD and Partners Provide Free Car Seats to 32 Families

A properly installed child seat reduces an infant’s risk of dying in a car wreck by 71 percent.

CHP safety coordinator Tina Buell buckles Noah Sandoval, 4

For older youngsters, it’s 54 percent.

For four hours Friday, Anaheim Police Department and California Highway Patrol officials installed more than 50 car seats for 32 families at the Anaheim Family Justice Center.

“It makes me feel more secure knowing my children are as safe as possible,” said Shawna Sandoval, of Fullerton. “It’s so nice of everybody involved to give us these car seats, and to make sure it’s
fastened properly.”

Kerith Dilley, Executive Director of the AFJC Foundation, said the seats were a gift from the National Latino Peace Officers Association of Orange County.  

The event was hosted by State Sen. Lou Correa. His office also offered fingerprinting for children – to provide a record, just in case.

“Most of the families who received them today have limited financial resources, which makes the gift even more significant,” Dilley said. “We are blessed in Anaheim to have so many community partners committed to keeping the community safe.”

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