Bob Rose had a goal of raising enough funds to purchase a $1500 heart defibrillator for the City of Edgar’s Community Center. Built in 2014, the Center is a hub of the town with daily activities that include the operations of the City office, card and coffee group gatherings, basketball practices, and yoga classes.
As one of the regulars at the coffee group, Rose had researched defibrillators and given the information to fellow coffee group member Ruth McLaughlin. In January Rose passed away before the City Clerk Chris Shuck had obtained a $500 Lean on LARM Grant from the League Association of Risk Management (LARM) towards a new defibrillator. When McLaughlin heard about the grant she decided to pay the balance.
“Because if the concern of one of our residents, a grant from LARM and the generosity of another resident, we now have equipment available that could someday save someone’s life,” Shuck said.
(Edgar City Clerk Chris Shuck in photo)