TUMWATER, Wash. - The Timberland Regional Library Foundation partners with the American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter to bring life-saving Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and AED/Adult CPR Training to the 27 libraries in the Timberland Regional Library District.
According to the American Red Cross website, the lives of nearly 50,000 people in the U.S. experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) could have been saved if the “Cardiac Chain of Survival” and an AED had been used. Statistics show that over 300,000 Americans die of SCA every year. Libraries are community gathering places. Having life-saving technology and trained library staff available in your community in the event of SCA can make the ultimate difference.
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People who want to help bring Automated External Defibrillators to all of libraries of the Timberland Regional Library District may donate online at www.trlfoundation.org.
A “Grand Unveiling” for the AEDs will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at a Timberland Regional Library in each of the library district’s counties: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific and Thurston.
For further information, contact the Timberland Regional Library Foundation at 306-704-4519.