posted on April 23, 2018 19:38
A grant from the Theisen’s More for Your Community Program helps Scenic Bluffs purchase new CPR Equipment.
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers was awarded a $1,600 grant from Theisen’s Home, Farm and Auto in Sparta. This award provided the necessary funds to purchase new CPR training equipment, used for community training classes at Scenic Bluffs. The grant funded CPR manikins (adult and infant), along with various supplies and textbooks. The addition of the new CPR equipment will not only allow Scenic Bluffs to replace worn out equipment, but also allow for expansion of classes and the ability to teach classes simultaneously.
Theisen’s More for Your Community Program makes direct grants to agencies to jumpstart and/or sustain projects, which most effectively and directly serve the basic needs of families and children, which include food, shelter, education, safety and health. Applicants must be 501.c3 nonprofit, government-sponsored, or school-sponsored organizations and be directly serving children and families within a 60-mile radius of a Theisen’s store. Theisen’s Home Farm Auto offers grants in all 20 Theisen’s store communities. Last year, over $252,000 in total grants were distributed to the region served by Theisen’s, with each store having at least $5,000 available.
Scenic Bluffs currently has 3 staff members trained to teach American Heart Association First Aid, CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) classes, and currently teach around 50 classes per year to area businesses, families and individuals in surrounding communities. Classes are currently offered and scheduled upon request.
Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers is a non-profit, community-based primary healthcare provider, caring for Western Wisconsin. Serving La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon and Crawford Counties, Scenic Bluffs provides primary medical, dental, chiropractic, behavioral health, health education and pharmacy services for patients in the region. Scenic Bluffs has Health Centers in both Cashton and Norwalk, dental services in Viroqua and behavioral health services in Sparta.
For more information on community CPR classes, or to schedule a class, call Scenic Bluffs at 608-654-5100. For more information, visit Scenic Bluffs online at www.scenicbluffs.org.