Lucky Hearts provide defibrillators to district elementary schools
by Staff Writer
School system officials have placed the donated defibrillators in 32 elementary schools that didn’t already have one. Each unit costs about $1,500. Along with the donation, district personnel will receive training on how to use the device.
“We’re very excited to receive the donation,” Nancy Langenfeld, a school health specialist for the district, said in a news release. “This will not only help students, but it will also help teachers, staff and visitors on campus. It is wonderful to know that at least one defibrillator will be at each school”
The Lucky Hearts campaign is working to place defibrillators in the hands of organizations and businesses across Mecklenburg County and to raise awareness of the importance of using a defibrillator at the first sign of cardiac arrest. Grants and donations from multiple organizations already have provided at least one defibrillator to each district middle school, high school and some elementary schools.
Lucky Hearts also donated 13 defibrillators to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, so that each divisions has at least one unit.