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Putnam County Community Foundation receives grant for life-saving AED

The Putnam County Community Foundation (PCCF) was awarded a grant from the Hendricks Regional Health AED Fund.

A new automated external defibrillator (AED) has been installed for emergency use inside the main PCCF entrance at 2 S. Jackson Street on the southwest corner of the Greencastle courthouse square.

The Hendricks Regional Health Foundation strives to expand public awareness of sudden cardiac arrest and increase survival rates by deploying AEDs to not-for-profit organizations, local school corporations and municipalities throughout Hendricks and Putnam counties as well as neighboring regions.

The Hendricks Regional Health Foundation AED Fund provides life-saving AEDs to our community. This enables the first person on the scene, even someone with minimal training, to give a life-saving shock before paramedics arrive to deliver advanced emergency care.

PCCF hopes to offer the use of the new AED to its downtown business neighbors and other visitors in case of emergency. To better prepare for such an instance, PCCF staff and volunteers received CPR/AED training from our partners at Putnam County CERT.

“We are proud to offer this public resource thanks to our partners at Hendricks Regional Health,” said Neysa Meyer, PCCF Executive Director. “We take this opportunity seriously, so our team committed to learning how to use our new AED in an emergency. We are grateful to CERT for their partnership in providing that vital training and helping us become CPR-certified.”

For additional information about PCCF’s AED or other opportunities at the Putnam County Community Foundation, contact Sarah Stone at sstone@pcfoundation.org or call the office at 765.653.4978.

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