Moffat County School District safety gets new charge with grant from Operation Round Up | CraigDailyPress.com

Moffat County School District safety gets new charge with grant from Operation Round Up

Craig Press staff report

An automated external defibrillator, or AED, like the one pictured will soon be available at one Moffat County school thanks to a grant from Yampa Valley Electric Company's Operation Round-Up.

CRAIG — School safety is set to get a boost after Yampa Valley Electric Association’s Operation Round Up program awarded Memorial Regional Health Foundation a $1,700 grant in support of its children's health and wellness program with Moffat County School District.

"The MRH Foundation appreciates the Operation Round Up support and assistance in building a healthy school district within Moffat County,” said MRH Foundation Director Eva Peroulis.

The donation will help purchase a new automated external defibrillator machine for one of the schools within the district.

The AED will assist in sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.

“Our object is to keep the school facilities safe,” Peroulis said. “It will also provide support during school-sponsored sporting events.”

MRH Foundation has also submitted grants to other funding entities to place an AED at each of the district’s schools.