Glenwood City Ambulance Service today announced that it received a $24,000 grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The grant allowed the ambulance service to purchase a Lucas 2 CPR device and a Stryker Power Lift cot.
The addition of the Lucas 2 CPR device provides patients with the best opportunity of a positive outcome when experiencing a life-threatening event. The power lift cot assures patient safety as well as employee safety when lifting and transporting patients in the pre-hospital setting.
Created in 1944, the Otto Bremer Foundation assists people in achieving full economic, civic and social participation in and for the betterment of their communities. The Foundation strives to help build healthy, vibrant communities in the places that are homes and neighbors to Bremer banks—communities where basic needs are met, mutual regard is prized and opportunities for economic, civic and social participation are within everyone’s reach. The Otto Bremer Foundation owns 92 percent of Bremer Bank, and receives an equivalent share of the bank profits that are paid out as dividends. This means that a large portion of bank profit is invested back in local communities through grants and program-related investments.
The willingness of the Otto Bremer Foundation and other such organizations like it to assist small, rural facilities is vital to help services purchase and replace necessary equipment.