The Morrow County Community Center (MCCC) Board thanked the Consolidated Electric Peoples Fund for providing funds for an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for the Community Center’s exercise facility in Mount Gilead.
Community Center Interim Director, Alberta Stojkovic said they have wanted to purchase this life saving apparatus for some time. The price of $1,500 for the device and installation was more than they could come up with.
“We really appreciate the funding that makes this AED possible for the Community Center,” Stojkovic said.
When connected to a person who is unconscious and not breathing, this AED will prompt the operator to do an analysis; automatically analyze a person’s ECG; determine whether a shockable rhythm is present; charges the defibrillator capacitator; and then can automatically deliver a shock once the device has determined a shock is required. It then prompts the operator to administer CPR if needed.
Stojkovic also thanked Consolidated for providing additional funds for CPR/AED Certification classes this year.
MCCC instructors, employees and volunteers are required to have CPR/AED training. Employees and volunteers who received instruction this summer were: Tish Lilly, Stephanie Cowles, Marion McGill, Diana Kemp, Allen and Alberta Stojkovic.
The Instructor for CPR/AED was Benjamin ‘BJ’ Trainer who also installed the AED device.
Peoples Fund Chairman, Cathy Francis said the Peoples fund is proud of the positive benefits they could make through their contribution to the Community Center for the AED. She added that Consolidated Electric Cooperative has a commitment to making a positive difference in the community through the Peoples Fund grants.
For more information about the Peoples Fund at Consolidated Electric Cooperative, their website is at www.consolidated.coop/about us.