MIDDLEBURY - Addison County Home Health and Hospice recently received a check for $2,000 from Shaw's Supermarket in Middlebury.
Larry Goetschius, executive director for the nonprofit home health care agency, said that the funds would help the organization acquire a portable defibrillator.
"Survival of cardiac arrest depends on a series of critical interventions and a defibrillator coupled with CPR will aide in those first critical minutes. With a growing workforce it is important for our agency to have access to technology tools that can enhance outcomes/ survival and we are very grateful to have Shaw's generous donation," said Goetschius.
Shaw's has been in the Middlebury community for 10 years and celebrated its grand re-opening after extensive remodeling including a newly designed produce section.
Randy Thompson, store director, said that employees were instrumental in identifying the local recipient for their end of year donation.
"I know I speak for all our employees in saying that we are delighted to help this local nonprofit continue their mission and help support the acquisition of important medical equipment," Thompson said.
Addison County Home Health and Hospice has been providing comprehensive home health care services in Addison County since 1968. The nonprofit agency employs more than 180 full and part-time employees and serves people of all ages within the 23 towns of Addison County.