Greene County Veteran Services purchases new AEDs with grant money

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BLOOMFIELD, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Greene County Veteran Services recently purchased external defibrillators, AEDs, for vehicle use with the help of grant money from the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC’s Community Fund.

The organization was able to purchase two AEDs with the grant money, which they received in March, for cars that take veterans to and from doctors’ appointments at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Indianapolis. 

“I appreciate the added ability I have now to care for the veterans during the long trips to VAMC and back,” van driver Kim Rush said. “I hope to never use this equipment, but I am thrilled to have this extra protection for our veterans on each van. With the AEDs, I am confident that I will be able to provide immediate response should an emergency arise on our largely rural route to the hospital.”

Other Community Fund grants recipients from March include Ainsley’s Angels of America, Eastern Greene High School Baseball Booster Club, Glenburn Home, Inc., Greene County 4-H Horse & Pony Club – Ridge Riders, Linton Fraternal Order of Police, Monroe Fire Protection District Open Arms Family & Educational Services, Spencer Pride, Inc. and Taylor Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

“Being a part of projects that further serve our community is something that UDWI takes a lot of pride in,” UDWI CEO Doug Childs said. “We will continue to take advantage of our position to support nonprofits in our area, and we are excited to see what Greene County Veteran Services and the rest of the recipients are going to do next for our communities.”

The UDWI Community Fund is now accepting applications for its next grant cycle. All nonprofit businesses in UDWI’s service area are eligible and can apply on the organization’s website.

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