The Signet Masonic Lodge #264 of Carroll presented a donation of $2,500 to be put toward the purchase of two LUCAS devices at St. Anthony Regional Hospital. The LUCAS device funding project is part of the St. Anthony employee giving campaign. Currently, $36,400 has been raised with a goal of $40,000.
“The Masonic Lodge understands the importance of giving back to our community, and this project is a great way to do that,” said Joe Reed, member of the Masonic Lodge and past worshipful master. “Other ways we give back include serving a Christmas Day dinner to those in need and distributing scholarships along with the Annual Masonic Lodge Flight Breakfast to help fund the scholarships.”
“Our goal is to purchase two LUCAS devices, and this donation puts us one step closer to achieving that goal,” said Ed Smith, President and CEO of St. Anthony. “The LUCAS devices will greatly benefit our patients, residents and staff. St. Anthony is grateful to the Masonic Lodge for making this generous donation.”
A LUCAS device delivers safe and effective chest compressions to sudden cardiac arrest patients. Additionally, this device increases blood flow to the brain compared to manual compressions. A LUCAS device costs $20,000. Ninety percent of the funds have been raised by St. Anthony employees, however, outside donations are accepted. For more information on the project, contact the St. Anthony Foundation at 712-794-5287.
Pictured from left to right: Trish Roberts, St. Anthony Foundation Director; Joe Reed, member of the Masonic Lodge and past worshipful master; and Ed Smith, St. Anthony President and CEO.
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