Erie PA> August 15th 2014 Bianchi Honda sponsored the Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County for a grant to receive a new CPR mannequin that was generously donated by the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation. The state of Pennsylvania received an allocation of 18 CPR units to be given to non-profits state wide and the Visiting Nurse Association of Erie County was the lucky recipient of one of these wonderful pieces of lifesaving training equipment thanks to the hard work of Bianchi Honda in Erie. In fact out of the 18 available statewide, Northwest Pennsylvania received 6 of the units this year.
Matt Rhodes from the Pennsylvania Automotive Association, the state group responsible for presenting the grants explains, ” Bianchi Honda has pursued these grants for local non-profits unlike any other dealership in the state. Because of their persistence the non-profits in their area receive a much higher proportion of these grants than the rest of the state. This program allows dealerships to help out non-profits with a tangible piece of training equipment that they might not otherwise be able to afford.”
Since the National Automotive Dealers’ Association Foundation started a medical grants program in 1975, they provided over 4,600 CPR training units (with a value of over $3 million) to non-profits in all 50 states. More than 2 million people have been trained in CPR with units donated by new car dealers. More information on the program is available at www.nada.org/charitablefoundation