Paul DeMello was awarded the 2015 Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation Water Safety Advocacy Award. Paul has been a wonderful supporter of the foundation and amazing water safety partner who founded the family foundation Just Against Children Drowning (JACD). JACD was incorporated on April 2nd, 2010 after the tragic drowning of Paul’s 12-month-old twins Joshua and Christian DeMello.
Paul’s hope through JACD is that through spreading awareness and being able to financially help when needed, they can help prevent similar events from happening. Paul strongly believes and recommends that every home with a pool needs to have a baby barrier (even if you don’t have children yourself) along with the proper supervision at all times.