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Fundraising underway for Safe Haven Baby Box to be placed at Shelbyville Fire Department

A Safe Haven baby box is coming in the near future to Shelbyville.


The Shelbyville Fire Department Station 1 will be the site for the box.


Fire Chief Tony Logan:



Davis, Mayor Tom DeBaun and the Shelbyville Fire Department are asking for the community to help reach a goal of $15,000 in one month so that Shelbyville will be able to offer a Safe Haven Baby Box, which will be located at Shelbyville Fire Department at 40 W. Broadway St.



A Baby Box is a safety device provided for under state’s Safe Haven Law and legally permits a mother in crisis to safely, securely, and anonymously surrender if they are unable to care for their newborn. A Baby Box is installed in an exterior wall of a designated fire station or hospital. It has an exterior door that automatically locks upon placement of a newborn inside the Baby Box.




Meeting the fundraising goal will cover the initial fee, installation and alarm service. Funds exceeding the goal will be used for marketing and educational programs for community.