Operation Lifesaver, Inc. home page named an Official Webby Award Honoree for 2011

WASHINGTON, DC, April 15, 2011 - The home page http://www.oli.org of Operation Lifesaver, Inc., the U.S.-based nonprofit rail safety education organization, was named a 15th Annual Webby Awards Official Honoree in the category of Best Welcome/Home Page.

“We are pleased with this recognition, because we redesigned the www.oli.org website late last year to reach new audiences in our mission to prevent tragic deaths and injuries around train tracks,” said Operation Lifesaver President Helen M. Sramek.  “Our goal with the home page design was to use videos, photographs and stories of real families to ensure that visitors come away with a safety message,” noted Sramek.

Operation Lifesaver’s site was designed by NewCity of Blacksburg, VA, www.insidenewcity.com, with copy written by Lucia Greene, [email protected].

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. is a national, non-profit safety education group whose goal is to eliminate deaths and injuries at railroad crossings and along railroad rights of way. Operation Lifesaver has programs in all 50 states, with trained and certified presenters who provide free safety talks to community groups, school bus drivers, truck drivers and student drivers to raise awareness around railroad tracks and trains. For more information, and to request a free safety presentation, visit www.oli.org.

About the Webby Awards

The Webby awards recognize excellence on the internet, including websites, interactive advertising, online film, video, and mobile. Winners are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Website entries make up the majority of Webby Awards Winners, Nominees and Honorees.  Of the nearly 10,000 entries submitted to the 15th Annual Webby Awards, just 10 percent were distinguished as an Official Honoree.  For more information, visit http://www.webbyawards.com .


Media Contact

Operation Lifesaver, Inc. understands the importance of the news media’s role in helping the public make safe decisions around tracks and trains.

To request further information about Operation Lifesaver’s activities, or for additional safety information, email general[at]oli.org or contact our national headquarters office at 703-739-0308.

If you are a reporter seeking information for a local news story, view our list of state Operation Lifesaver program contacts.

If you are on deadline for a story and would like Operation Lifesaver, Inc.'s perspective on a highway-rail safety or trespass prevention topic, email news[at]oli.org

About Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a nonprofit public safety education and awareness organization dedicated to reducing collisions, fatalities and injuries at highway-rail crossings and trespassing on or near railroad tracks. Our team consists of nationwide network of volunteers who work to educate people about rail safety, state coordinators who lead the efforts in states across the U.S. and a national office in Washington, D.C., that supports state programs, develops education materials, and creates public awareness campaigns for audiences of all ages. 


National Office

Operation Lifesaver, Inc.
425 Third Street SW, Suite 915
Washington, D.C. 20024

Fax: 703-519-8267
Email : [email protected]

Media Inquiries: [email protected]

Transit Inquiries: [email protected]

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