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PHF awards AEDs across the Copper Country

Nearly 50 automated external defibrillators distributed to local establishments

Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is proud to announce that 49 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) have been awarded to key facilities and locations around the Copper Country. The AEDs were awarded to organizations who applied to a one-time grant opportunity that was announced in late 2022.

Cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In response to a community need, Portage Health Foundation offered a one-time grant providing automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to key facilities and locations around the Copper Country. Locations were proposed and chosen by the organizations that applied.

These AEDs provide lifesaving support that has otherwise been difficult to access or completely unavailable. Organizations that showed they have the capacity to carry out training received AED equipment.

There is no current plan for PHF to offer another round of funding for AEDs. Learn more about grant opportunities at Portage Health Foundation by visiting phfgive.org/grants.

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