Saving lives one vest at a time

One woman’s dedication to water safety is making waves at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Thurmond Lake. Sandie Craig founded a non-profit organization “Rembering Scotty Craig” in honor of her late husband, who drowned three years ago at Thurmond Lake. She has since committed her life to raising awareness of the benefits of life jackets and urging people to wear them. See her amazing story of triumph over tragedy in this video, produced by Sandra Hudson, broadcast journalist with the Corps’ Savannah District.

This Saturday (Jan. 18), Sandie and her crew are hosting the 3rd Annual “Remembering Scotty Craig Life Jacket Fundraiser and Bike Run” at the Thurmond Visitors Center, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. They plan to “stuff a boat” with life jacket donations from the community. All life jackets will be donated to life jacket loaner boards around the lake. The bike ride starts at 5 p.m. at Pollards Corner. For more information, email or search for “Remembering Scotty Craig” on Facebook.

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About U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District oversees a multimillion dollar military construction program at 11 Army and Air Force installations in Georgia and North Carolina. We also manage water resources across the Coastal Georgia region, including maintenance dredging of the Savannah and Brunswick harbors; operation of three hydroelectric dams and reservoirs along the upper Savannah River; and administration of an extensive stream and wetland permitting and mitigation program within the state of Georgia. Follow us on Twitter @SavannahCorps and on
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