Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
On March 15th, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) held an awards luncheon for their outstanding community service awards. The NDPA’s mission is drowning prevention and water safety, and this event was a chance for attendees and organizations to connect and network, while raising awareness of the cause.
Invited to the NDPA event was Toledo nonprofit, The Josh Project (TJP), an organization that gives swimming lessons to area children that would not receive them otherwise. Founder of The Josh Project, Wanda Butts, started the nonprofit in memory of her son that drowned at the age of 16 because he did not know how to swim.
The National Drowning Prevention Alliance reported that The Josh Project was awarded the Community Lifesaver Midwest award. Since the event highlights those organizations that are considered the best-of-the-best, Toledo should be very proud of The Josh Project and the strides they have made in the past five years. The Toledo Blade also recently reported that The Josh Project’s founder, Wanda Butts, was awarded the 2013 YWCA Milestone Award for Social Services.
Attorney Charles Boyk said, “We are very proud of Wanda and The Josh Project. The organization was one of the nonprofits involved in The Chuck Boyk Challenge earlier this year, and we feel very connected to the cause. TJP will continue to do great things for the Toledo area and it couldn’t be led by a stronger and more qualified person.”