Roundup for Safety grant could help save lives

A $1,000 grant from Roundup for Safety has been awarded to Flathead Industries for CPR manikins. In applying for the grant, Sarah Mathiason told the board that The American Health Association has required Flathead Industries to replace its old manikins by the end of the year.

“The new manikins, which we will making available to the public at large as well, will benefit our employees, who provide support to 200 people with disabilities each year.  These folks are sometimes at a higher risk, so CPR training is a critical component to life-saving training. Training our staff also reaches into the community where they live and recreate, so they are more apt to be effective in an emergency situation requiring CPR.”

In addition to the funds awarded to Flathead Industries, Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Roundup for Safety Board awarded grants for the following safety related community projects, bringing the total awarded at the April 12 meeting to $11,158:

Boys and Girls Club of Glacier Country – $821 for First Aid training;

Human Therapy on Horseback – $250 for riding helmets;

Whitefish Christian Academy- $2,000 for defibrillators;

Whitefish High School-$400 for safety glasses and storage;

Glacier Twins-$2,000 for safety netting;

The Salvation Army-$4,687 for fencing, gates and a defibrillator.

Roundup for Safety is a voluntary program for Flathead Electric Cooperative members who allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next dollar, with the extra money going into a fund for community nonprofit safety projects. The Co-op is grateful to all who participate in enhancing the safety of our community. For additional information about the program, call Mike Radel at 406-751-4429 or visit Roundup for safety.