MILFORD, CT - Helping Save Lives by Promoting Home Fire Safety - Humanitects, Inc. announced today the unveiling of a new website for the Jamie Lynn Sullivan Memorial Foundation, which helps save lives by promoting smoke detector awareness and home fire safety.
The site's grand opening coincides with the foundation's "Change your Clocks, Change Your Batteries" annual dinner dance, which takes place November 7 at Laurel View Country Club in Hamden.
The JLS Memorial Foundation was selected as a recipient of Humanitects' "Pay it Forward Grant" program earlier this year. In addition to a complete redesign, the new website, www.jlsmemorialfoundation.org, has significant new capabilities, including online donations, ecommerce, and content management.
"We established the Pay It Forward Grant program to help especially worthy non-profits who would not otherwise be able to afford a professionally developed site," explained James Rude, president of Humanitects. "We were very moved and inspired by the work of the JLS Memorial Foundation," he added.
Andrea Routh, the JLS Memorial Foundation's president and founder explained, "On December 27, 2001 my niece died in a house fire, four days before her tenth birthday while spending the night at a friend's house. The home in which she was staying did not have operable smoke detectors. Jamie would be a senior in high school today if it had."
"I started the foundation in my niece's memory, to promote education and awareness about the importance of having operable smoke detectors in every home and to help prevent other families from having to go through the same pain and suffering as my family," Ms. Routh added.
Rude, a Connecticut native, founded Humanitects in early 2002, following the events of September 11th. Since its inception, the company's calling has been to "build web solutions with humanity in site" by delivering corporate-class web solutions to small businesses and organizations in the nonprofit, health and human service sectors.