12 Months, 12 AEDs Donated to Local Schools
As part of our mission to educate students about how to respond to emergency situations, we’re undertaking a year-long campaign to donate one automated external defibrillator (AED) unit to a local school each month of 2020. Our goal is to expand the reach of our educational program throughout the state, especially to rural areas far from emergency care centers.
Usually, we can only afford to donate three or four AED units each year, which is why we’re so excited about our 12x12 campaign. In addition to providing these schools with life-saving technology, we also hope to provide them with life-saving education.
“Along with teaching CPR, we meet with school officials to discuss their growing needs for providing a safe and healthy environment for our students. For SERC, it isn’t enough to teach these young minds how to do CPR and use an AED — we want to ensure there is an AED for them to use in the first place.”
Our first donation of the new campaign went to Pine Island Elementary School, a Comstock Park Public School. Now, we’re working with Karyl DeBuryn of Spectrum Health to find 11 more schools throughout the state that need AEDs.
Have a school you’d like to recommend? Or, want to learn more about our 12x12 program? Fill out the contact form below.
School Emergency Response Coalition
We are a 501(c)3 charitable, non-profit group composed of multiple organizations from the emergency services, public school, and civic sectors.
SERC’s Students United Prepared Emergency Responder (SUPER) CPR & AED Training Program provides students with both the CPR requirements necessary for graduation and additional benefits other programs lack.