About The Foundation
Who was Jmari?
JMari Jeremiah Johnson aka "Mari" was a very young boy who loved going to the park to ride his bycle. Feisty at times, and often described as a young kid all grown up, his favorite toy in the world was Bob The Builder.
For his age, he was a real go-getter and never liked shoes.
He owned two pet dogs, powder and daisy and his best buddy in the world,
was his cousin Brekien. He loved both of his parents dearly.
In March of 2008 JMari's life was cut too short and too soon as he slipped outside
unnoticed, and drowned in a backyard swimming pool at the age of two.
The J'Mari & Friends Foundation
Our goal is to Educate & Promote Awareness to save the lives of our beloved ones. Due to the untimely death of J'Mari Johnson who drowned in a swimming pool at the age of 2, the organization was formed to get more parents and their children to partake in pool safety and swimming. J'Mari's friends are the victims who have also passed since J'Mari's death.
Founded by Shirley Harold, The JMari & Friends Foundation is an Organization formed to raise awareness to save the lives of our beloved ones. Our goal is to Educate & Promote Awareness to save the lives of our beloved ones. Too many children in our community are drowning and too many adults don't know how to swim.
Drowning Prevention Tip #1
Learn to swim. Learning to swim can be a fun experience and an important
part of life's survival. It is best for parents and children to learn to swim as early as possible.
For a list of programs available in the area check out our resources page .
Drowning Prevention Tip #2
Always supervise children wherever there is a large amount of water.
Drowning Prevention Tip #3
Appoint a "designated watcher" to monitor children during pool gatherings.
Drowning Prevention Tip #4
Equip doors & windows that exit to a pool area with alarms.
Drowning Prevention Tip #5
Install a poolside cordless phone with emergency numbers programmed into the speed-dial.
Drowning Prevention Tip #6
Post CPR instructions & learn the procedures. Keep rescue equipment and a first-aid kit at poolside at all times.
Drowning Prevention Tip #7
Install a four-sided isolation fencing, equipped with self-closing and self-latching gates, that surrounds the pool and prevents direct access from the house and yard.
Drowning Prevention Tip #8
If a child is missing, check the pool area first. Seconds lead to minutes and a few seconds is all it takes for a child to drown.