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Al Kanser AMA AED Save A Life Grant
In 2023, the Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation created the Al Kanser AMA AED Save A Life Grant in order to help promote safer and more medically equipped flying sites. This grant is designed to reimburse clubs for 25% (up to $200) of the cost of a recently purchased Automated External Defibrillator (AED). AEDs, which are easy to use, can be critical when helping someone who is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest.
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Donor and Programs Specialist
(765)287-1256, ext. 221
All AMA chartered clubs and chapters are eligible to apply under the following guidelines:
- Must have already purchased the Automated External Defibrilator (AED) within the last 2 months at the time of application submission.
- Must have and provide a photo of the receipt of purchase.
How the Al Kanser AMA AED Save A Life Grant Works
Awards for the Al Kanser AMA AED Save A Life Grant are based on a first-come, first-served basis. When the allotted budget for the year is reached, awards will be discontinued for the year. Clubs can be awarded a maximum of $200 per year.
The AMA has also entered into an official partnership with the Red Cross, which will provide AMA members and AMA chartered clubs with specialized offers for First Aid, CPR, and AED training, as well as discounts for AED devices. Contact Mark Jones Sr. at firstname.lastname@example.org to get more details on discounts and training.
Note: Neither the Academy of Model Aeronautics nor the Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation retain liability for the club's purchase of an Automated External Defibrilator. It is the responsibility of the club and its members to receive proper AED training and maintain the device.
Submitting Your Application
To apply for an Al Kanser AMA AED Save A Life Grant, please complete the online application with the required information and photo of the receipt of purchase. The application allows for information to be added and attached electronically, but all items must be received before an award will be granted. The club is responsible for submitting this information.
Rachelle Haughn, Donor and Programs Specialist, will review the application and will award the appropriate funds within two weeks of the application submission.