Youth grants are awarded to invest in the development of our local youth.
In June of 2021, the Decatur County School Corporation was awarded a $1,000 Youth Grant from the Decatur County United Fund to purchase four CPR mannequins and supplies to provide CPR training to teachers, bus drivers, coaches, and students.
This life saving program is beneficial for all within the corporation. CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest per the American Heart Association.
Jim Ponsler, School Resource Officer, shared “Twenty-seven students in health classes and an additional 40 plus staff members have been CPR certified. Additional training is also scheduled for January. The school is very happy with this life saving opportunity to train our students and staff.”
Decatur County United Fund works hand in hand with many community partners to make local impact with local resources. Decatur County United Fund is located at 108 S. Broadway, Suite 1, Greensburg, IN 47240. More information is available on their website at www.dcuf.com, or their Facebook page at Decatur County United Fund to learn more.
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