- Stalker Chevrolet in Southwest Iowa has donated four infant CPR training mannequins to the Union County EMS Association.
- The dealership helped to secure a grant from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation so the EMS Association wouldn't have to borrow the important tools for training.
- The "Baby Anne" kit is complete with four "dummies," 24 airways and 40 foreign body practice objects.
CRESTON, Iowa — Stalker Chevrolet is helping to breathe life into its Southwest Iowa community. It donated CPR training mannequins to the Union County EMS Association.
Union County EMS Association now owns a pack of four "Baby Anne" mannequins complete with 24 airways and 40 foreign body practice objects, items it was currently borrowing from a different organization.
The idea for the gift came after T.J. Stalker, who co-owns the dealership with brother Todd, read about a grant available from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation in the Iowa Automobile Dealers Association's monthly newsletter.
"I decided to find out who in my town could benefit from this program and would like to apply for the grant," T.J. Stalker told Edmunds in an e-mail. "After a quick e-mail to a contact I have at the local fire department, I was referred to Cheryl Blazek and the Union County EMS Association. Cheryl was very interested in the program and Stalker Chevrolet quickly agreed to sponsor her grant application."
"Hopefully, the commitment to community service and support from the dealership and our employees gives us an edge when people consider where to buy their next vehicle or where to service the current vehicle," Stalker said. "If not, at least we did some good."
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