LOMC Receives AED Units
LOMC was thrice blessed by S.C.A.R.F. this month with the addition of three new automated external defibrillators (AED). In the event of sudden cardiac arrest, these life saving devices are critical in providing the best safety measures for visitors and guests to LOMC. We are excited to add these three devices to the two LOMC already owns.
Sudden Cardiac-Death Awareness Research Foundation (S.C.A.R.F.)
S.C.A.R.F. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community about the signs and prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death/Arrest. Sudden Cardiac Death is the leading cause of death within the United States, and SCARF does a wonderful job helping combat such a deadly foe.
We now currently have devices located in the following five areas at LOMC:
- LOMC Office (soon to be mounted in a cabinet in the main entry)
- Freedom Tree Hospitality Center (soon to be mounted in the main dining/meeting area)
- Moline Dining Hall (immediately inside the main entrance)
- Meadows Retreat Cabin Village (located inside Meadows Roost)
- Timbers Retreat Cabin Village (located inside Timbers Perch)
To call attention to the three new AED units, the devices are in white cabinets surrounded by S.C.A.R.F.’s logo. Immediately next to the cabinets are plaques honoring a person that has died due to sudden cardiac arrest. The plaque in the Moline Dining Hall honors our executive director, Rob Gieraltowski’s uncle. The plaques remind us of the real human need to do everything we can to prevent life threatening situations like sudden cardiac arrest.
In addition to the AED units, Dr. Sarah Alfano (from S.C.A.R.F) met with year-round staff for AED/CPR (Red Cross) training. It was a great morning of team building for such a great cause. Chris, Michelle, Adriana, Rob, Audrey, Nyssa and Ken all received the training and were certified in AED/CPR for LOMC and beyond.
We cannot thank S.C.A.R.F. enough for their generous donations and gracious help in preparing us in the event of a cardiac emergency at LOMC. With so many different activities, age-groups and programs at LOMC, the need to be prepared is crucial. If you are a non-profit in need of an AED unit, we highly encourage you to visit the S.C.A.R.F. website to learn more about the organization and their donation process.