Posted by Pat Ward
The Rotary Club of Hazleton recently presented a “Service Above Self” Community Grant to the McAdoo Ambulance Association. Taking part in the presentation were President Toni Christman; Committee Chair Kim McNulty; Daniel Leshko, Chief Medical Officer, McAdoo, Ambulance Association; President Elect Kathie Oh, and Vice President Alan Whitaker.
A Hazleton Rotary Club “Service Above Self“ Community Service Grant of $2,700 has been donated to the McAdoo Ambulance Association to use toward the purchase of two Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs).
An AED is a medical device that analyzes the heart’s rhythm and, if necessary, delivers an electrical shock, known as defibrillation, which helps the heart re-establish an effective rhythm.
“All of our members are currently trained to use this device. We have had multiple lifesaving events with our current and past model AED’s, but it’s time to purchase some new units.” explains Daniel Leshko, Chief Medical Officer, McAdoo Ambulance Association. “We offer our sincerest thanks to the Hazleton Rotary Club for stepping in to help us. Thanks, not only from our Association, but from all the people these new devices can help save in the future. It means a great deal to know we will soon have new ones in place.”