LCHD partnering with local businesses, organizations to distribute gun lock kits

For the Tomahawk Leader

LINCOLN COUNTY – The Lincoln County Health Department (LCHD), with support from the Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Coalition, is working with local businesses and organizations to distribute gun lock kits.

A Friday, March 1 release from LCHD said the initiative “aims to increase awareness about safe storage of firearms in effort to prevent suicide and promote child safety.”

LCHD said the following locations will provide free gun locks and educational materials to the public: The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Central Wisconsin, Aspirus Health, Children’s Wisconsin, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Social Services, the Lincoln County Sports Club, Lincoln County Veterans Services, Marshfield Clinic Merrill, the Merrill Fire and Police Departments, Pine River School for Young Learners, the Rock Falls Rod and Gun Club, the Somo Fish and Game Club and Tomahawk Furniture and Guns.

Supplies are limited.

“We are grateful to be partnering with organizations and businesses in Lincoln County to distribute gun lock kits,” said Kristin Bath, LCHD Public Health Educator and lead of Healthy Minds for Lincoln County. “Gun-related injuries and deaths are preventable. This initiative provides the community with a resource to help keep their families safe.”

To learn more about the initiative or to get involved with the Healthy Minds for Lincoln County Coalition, contact Bath at 715-539-1373 or [email protected] or visit

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