AMD Donates Life-Saving Van To American Red Cross
Mobile Training Unit will help reach outlying counties with life-saving courses, presentations
Austin, Texas --
The American Red Cross of Central Texas now has a “classroom on wheels” to reach outlying counties with life-saving courses, thanks to a grant provided by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. The Mobile Training Unit is equipped with materials necessary for instruction in CPR, First Aid, Lifeguarding, as well as Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training, the machine that jump-starts hearts.
The Mobile Training Unit will be available for viewing Tuesday, April 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Red Cross of Central Texas, 2218 Pershing Dr. Representatives from AMD and the Red Cross will be on hand to show the vehicle and give AED demonstrations.
In addition to Hays, Travis and Williamson counties, the local Red Cross serves six other counties, including Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Lee, Llano and Milam. The Mobile Training Unit will help bring life-saving courses such as CPR into counties that are miles away from Red Cross headquarters in Austin.
“It is extremely vital that Red Cross services are available in all of our Chapter’s jurisdiction,” said Denise Blok, Health and Safety Services Director at the local Chapter. “AMD’s generous grant helps us to facilitate outreach in targeted areas outside of the Austin area, ensuring that people in outlying counties are able to become trained.“
“The American Red Cross exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism in this country,” said Allyson Peerman, AMD corporate community affairs manager. “We enthusiastically support the Red Cross’s efforts to keep a well-trained volunteer force ready for any emergency. We believe this new, fully-equipped training vehicle will assist in that effort.”
The AMD grant totals over $30,000 and provides a passenger van as well as the contents to provide instruction:
5 Automated External Defibrillator Trainers
- 10 CPR manikins – adult size
- 10 CPR manikins – infant size
- 24 Adult manikin faces
- 24 infant manikin faces
- 96 Adult Lungs for manikins
- 96 Infant Lungs for manikins
- 8 Bag Valve Mask Resuscitators
- Backboard with head immobilizer
- Training Videos
- Tripod Marker Board
- TV/VCR Combination
American Red Cross is dedicated to helping make families and communities safer at home and around the world. For more information about American Red Cross health and safety classes or volunteering please call the American Red Cross at 800 or 512-928-4271, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or look on-line at www.redcrossaustin.org
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor's 500 company, produces microprocessors, flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).