In the spring of this year, the NC Council of Churches and our partners, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC and the American Red Cross, awarded 34 free Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and CPR training to congregations across the state. This was done in an effort to reduce the number of deaths from sudden cardiac arrest in places where large numbers of people gather.
Since that time, the Council has distributed an additional 149 grants, bringing the total to 183 AEDs and CPR training provided in 2012 alone. Our awardees represent 15 different Christian denominations and other faith traditions as well as congregations large and small, urban and rural, and that span across 54 NC counties.
-Willona Stallings, PHW Program Coordinator
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches. PHW aims to connect health as a faith issue. Please visit our website to sign your personal pledge to be healthier, and to find out about grant opportunities for places of worship in NC.