Updated: Jun 15, 2021
La Porte, IN – Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) provides grants for life-saving AEDs through its When Seconds Count AED Initiative. Since 2017, HFL has awarded 78 AEDs, along with cabinets and signage, totaling over $160,000, to nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities in
La Porte County.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. A heart attack can lead to sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), but Cardiac arrest is reversible in most victims if it's treated within a few minutes. AEDs are important because they can restore a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. New, portable AEDs enable more people to respond to a medical emergency that requires defibrillation. When a person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest, their chance of survival decreases by 7% to 10% for each minute that passes without defibrillation. AEDs save lives when seconds count.
Nonprofit organizations, schools, and government entities in La Porte County may apply for a grant for an AED and AED cabinet and signage. Applicants must agree to have an AED maintenance plan in place and have at least one staff member certified in CPR and AED use. Organizations are eligible to apply for one AED, cabinet, and appropriate signage. HFL will consider requests for more than one AED from organizations where circumstances may warrant multiple AEDs, such as organizations with multiple locations. Please contact HFL at 219.326.2471 or firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.
Applications are being accepted from May 1, 2021 through June 11, 2021. Interested applicants can visit HFL’s website (hflaporte.org) for more information and to access the grant portal (Grant Portal Access Here).