I am saddened and shocked to learn about the elimination of the Safe Kids program at L+M hospital, "Layoff trim 33 positions at L+M," (Sept. 4). This program has been invaluable to many families across the region regardless of their demographic. The people that administer the services from Safe Kids are generous, hard working, committed people who care so much about promoting safety for families in a wide variety of activities. They provide information and services about being safe in so many ways: bike safety, pool safety, important recalls and of course car seat safety, just to mention a few. Countless numbers of families have benefited from the dedicated work that is done in that office. The elimination of Safe Kids is going to leave a very large and tangible hole in the fabric of our community. I am hoping and praying that some other organization will find the funding to revive Safe Kids of New London County.