February 15, 2017
Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton announced today that the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a $1,000.00 grant from the Blue and You Foundation established by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The grant money will be used to purchase an AED for the Sheriff’s Office. The AED when received will be assigned to one of the Deputy’s to carry in their vehicle. The Sheriff’s Office currently has 8 AED’s assigned Deputies on patrol who are trained to use them in case of a Cardiac Event. Our Goal is to have one in every deputy’s vehicle, the command post, our Dive Team trailer, and our Search and rescue HUMVEE. Each AED costs approximately $1,300.00.
I would like to thank the Blue and You Foundation for its commitment to assist Law Enforcement and First Responders. This piece of lifesaving equipment will allow our deputies to render aid when they arrive on a Cardiac Emergency.
Sheriff James A. Singleton
Hempstead County Arkansas
The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is a charitable foundation established and funded by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield to promote better health in Arkansas.
The Foundation anticipates awarding approximately $2 million in grants annually to nonprofit or governmental organizations and programs that positively affect the health of Arkansans. Particular emphasis will be given to projects affecting healthcare delivery, healthcare policy and healthcare economics.
The poor health status of Arkansans contributes to rising medical costs. By providing funding and working together with other organizations, the Foundation hopes to establish or expand a number of diverse healthcare projects that will benefit all Arkansans over the long term.
The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves the state of Arkansas. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.