Local woman starts fundraiser to bring Baby Boxes to Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)-An effort is underway to bring safe haven baby boxes to Evansville. Baby Boxes are part of Indiana’s Safe Haven law where parents can leave their babies with first responders without fear of prosecution.

The first Baby Box in southwestern Indiana was installed last year at the Mount Vernon Fire Department.

Jen Savage started a fundraiser to bring baby boxes to Evansville. She’s raised more than $11,000 and is partnering with the Safe Haven Baby Box Foundation to bring two locations to the city.

“It’s unfortunate that we need these boxes. In a perfect world, we wouldn’t, but we don’t live in a perfect world. And hopefully, we can save one mama’s life, a baby’s life, change a family’s life. We can do it, and we are doing it together,” Jen Savage explains.

Savage says the evansville fire department will determine which stations receive the two baby boxes.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 10, 2020)

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