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Red Cross gets training mannequin

The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s CPR training classes were greatly enhanced by the donation of a Resusci® Anne Complete Training Unit from the Pennsylvania Automotive Association (PAA) and the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADCF). The donation was sponsored by Fred Beans Ford Lincoln Mercury in Doylestown.

Darren Miller, regional manager at PAA, presented the CPR training mannequin and accessory supplies to Red Cross representatives at the dealership in January.

“We’re delighted to be able to sponsor this donation from PAA to our local Red Cross chapter,” says Beth Gilbert. “Resusci Anne is a valuable tool in the cardio-pulmonary resuscitation training programs the Red Cross offers, and I have no doubt that ‘she’ will be instrumental in saving lives.”

The donated CPR unit signals the trainee, telling when the right pressure has been applied in the right spot or if the trainee is breathing correctly into the victim’s mouth. With this training tool, CPR students learn the “feel” of giving quick, lifesaving emergency treatment.

Resusci® Anne takes the helm at Fred Beans Ford Lincoln Mercury. With her are, from left, Beth Gilbert in the passenger’s seat, vice president, Fred Beans Family of Dealerships; Julie Appolloni, Financial Development, American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter; Lynda Connelly, Health & Safety Services, American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter; Chris Hall, Fred Beans Database Marketing Manager and board member of American Red Cross of Bucks County; and Darren Miller, Regional Manager, Pennsylvania Automotive Association. Photo: Michael Kendrick

The Pennsylvania Automotive Association represents more than 1,000 new car and truck dealers in Pennsylvania. These dealers are able to help local nonprofit organizations in their communities by donating Resusci Anne training units. Through the NADCF, PAA has donated more than $500,000 worth of CPR training units to organizations across the state since 1990.

The American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter shelters, feeds and counsels victims of disaster. Last year the chapter assisted 253 families in Bucks County affected by disasters. The Red Cross provides blood for area hospitals, teaches lifesaving skills, supports military members and their families, and operates the county’s only emergency homeless shelter. The American Red Cross is a charity, not a government agency, and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its humanitarian mission.