On Thursday, the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) recognized ten organizations for making their communities a safer and healthier place to live by granting them Automated External Defibrillators (AED) at a community celebration. In an eff ort to further their mission of health and wellness, HFL provided 34 new AED devices that will increase the odds of survival for someone in the LaPorte area who experiences sudden cardiac arrest. The following organizations were recognized at the AED Celebration at Cummings Lodge: The Bride Church, Michigan City, First Baptist Church Kingsbury, La Porte Little Theater, Michigan City Area Schools, New Prairie United School Corporation, Paladin, Inc., Salem Church, YMCA of La Porte County, La Porte Missionary Church and La Porte Catholic Churches. There is additional information about HFL’s AED Program and the grant process on their website, hflaporte.org. You can also find more information and register a new AED on the local EMS website, laportecountyems.wixsite.com/lpcems/aed-collective