Thanks to a new Brookhaven non-profit, the city hopes be able to save more lives and money.
The Friends of Brookhaven Foundation has pledged to raise money for portable automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for all Brookhaven Police patrol cars, as well as city hall, municipal court and city recreation facilities.
The city in turn will match each dollar raised. The devices usually cost around $1,000.
“AED devices are life-saving and absolutely necessary in an emergency. If having these in our public facilities and patrol cars saves at least one life, it will have been worth the cost,” Mayor J. Max Davis said in a press release from the city. “We are grateful that the city will save on the cost of purchasing AEDs thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Brookhaven Foundation and those who donate to this cause.”
The group plans to present the funds to the city on Dec. 17, its birthday.
According to the press release, Friends was started by a group of Brookhaven residents to foster a sense of community and enhance quality of life in the city.
To make a donation, end a check to Brookhaven Bank payable to the Friends of Brookhaven Foundation, at 2221 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Brookhaven, GA 30319 or visite www.friendsofbrookhaven.com.