Editors Note: This article has been updated to indicate the event was to benefit Honey Creek Fire and EMS.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Terre Haute Country Club and individuals helped by Honey Creek Fire and EMS teamed up to raise money for the department.

The Hearts for Honey Creek fundraiser took place last night. Their goal was to raise $20,000 which will be used to purchase CPR devices.

The organizer of the event Max Watson experienced cardiac arrest last July. He said the Honey Creek fire department responded in less than five minutes to use the CPR device on him. This device saved his life.

“If you have quick CPR and the quick responders, and you have an AED involved, your chances of survival on something like what I had go up like double the three times,” Watson said.

“Heart disease remains the biggest killer of people in the United States”, Owner of Terre Haute Kia Christy Watson said. “Both men and women in the Wabash Valley as many responders know this is not an uncommon thing.”

The Watsons’ goal is to ensure more devices are available to assist others.

The funds will also be used to purchase AED devices.