The Salvation Army Receives Contribution of a CPR Training Manikin from the National Automobile Dealers Association

Opportunity for the Contribution Provided by Thomson-MacConnell Cadillac

Cincinnati, OH (January 8, 2016) – The Salvation Army today announced that it received the contribution of a CPR training manikin from the National Automobile Dealers Association.  The application for the contribution was initiated by Chris MacConnell, president of Thomson-MacConnell Cadillac and a long-serving member of The Salvation Army Advisory Board in Cincinnati. The gift was presented by Charlie Howard, Executive Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association.  The CPR manikin will provide important CPR training opportunities for those served through The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) and Camp SWONEKY programs.

“We’re very grateful to Chris, Charlie and the National Dealer’s association for making this gift possible,” stated Major Larry Ashcraft, Divisional Commander at The Salvation Army.  “We are on the front lines of service every day through our EDS and camp operations, so the opportunity to provide CPR training to both staff and volunteers is a great benefit.”

“The franchised automotive retailers in Greater Cincinnati are proud to assist in this life saving training effort by sponsoring these CPR manikin donations,” says Charlie Howard, Executive Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Association.  “The Association and all of our members believe public safety is important, which is why we are so proud to be presenting CPR training manikins to such worthy organizations such as the Salvation Army.”  

Each year, The Salvation Army’s EDS operations provide support to first-responders and those affected by fire, floods, and other natural disasters at numerous events, serving thousands of individuals.  As well, The Salvation Army’s Camp SWONEKY serves thousands each year at its beautiful facility located in Oregonia OH.  Each program relies upon the efforts of dozens of well-trained staff and volunteers to ensure that those in need are served and supported to the best of everyone’s ability.  The availability of a CPR training manikin provides a tremendous opportunity to better equip those serving.

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