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SAVE A LIFE TODAY INC

aka SALT. Save A Life Today   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  Saltkc.com

Mission

To reduce the rate of suicide in Kern County through education, advocacy, and awareness and assist those bereaved by suicide.

Notes from the nonprofit

SALT-Save A Life Today is a small grassroots organization of Suicide Loss survivors. We want to reduce the rate of suicide in Kern County by different means and assist those bereaved by suicide.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Ms Ellen Joan Eggert

Main address

5612 Indian Wells Ave

Bakersfield, CA 93309 USA

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EIN

47-1069162

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The suicide rate in Kern County continues to rise. SALT is focusing on prevention through education and advocacy. After a Suicide death, survivors many times need help with funeral costs, SALT is assisting in funeral expenses and reducing stigma associated with suicide

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Funeral assistance

Assist newly bereaved of suicide loss to help defray funeral costs

Population(s) Served
Adults

Sponsors different trainings of various groups for suicide awareness. LGBTQ, Corrections Officers BikeRun for awareness, Interfaith grief conference, working on mini grants to outlying communities for suicide awareness.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Billboards in KC with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number that scrolls every 6 seconds for awareness

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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To reduce suicide in Kern County
Assist those bereaved by suicide
Educate the community in suicide awareness
Reduce stigma associated with suicide

Working with funeral homes and others to assist loved one after a loss to Suicide
Attend health fairs and community events to provide education and information on suicide prevention and stigma reduction
Start working with gun shops and ranges to educate about suicide awareness, 52% of suicides are done by firearm, education can teach about means restriction
Spread the word that suicide is preventable

We have been assisting those bereaved by suicide since our inception, attended many events to spread suicide prevention awareness, with printed information to hand out. Spreading awareness via social media, billboards, info on referrals for help

Assisted over 30 families with funeral expenses, and will continue to, attended numerous community events to spread awareness and reduce stigma

Financials

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Operations

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SAVE A LIFE TODAY INC

Board of directors
as of 05/30/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Ellen Eggert

Patricia Mahan

Estella Vega

Eugene Frey

Cindy Gill

Angela Hulloa

Mary Caneta

Brandy Larsen

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/30/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability