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Community Center grateful for Damascus grant

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the board, staff and the Friends of the Estacada Community Center, we would like to thank (the city of Damascus) for the generous donation of $12,700 toward our meals delivery program on June 30.

We continue to be happy to deliver meals to those in your community who are in need of these services.

Support like yours goes a long way in helping us to continue our programs of help to the community.

Sincerely,

Bret Richards, Chairman

Estacada Community Center

CPR education is important

I was excited to learn that the American Heart Association issued new guidelines for CPR, but unfortunately too few people know about them.

It is now easier than ever to save a life through the Hands-Only CPR 2 step process.

Step 1: Call 9-1-1.

Step 2: Push hard and fast in the center of the chest until help arrives. You can even sing along to the beat of “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees — 100 beats per minute!

Of the 383,000 people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest outside of a hospital each year, the vast majority do not receive bystander CPR and less than 11 percent survive.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales recently issued an official proclamation declaring June 1-7 as CPR Week in Portland.

This was a great step toward educating Oregonians, and I encourage people to participate in this effort by watching the Hands-Only CPR video at heart.org/handsonlycpr.

We never know when someone may be in a life-threatening situation, but we can all be prepared.

I have experienced recent loss in my family due to lack of education and motivation to seek preventive methods, and I know firsthand why education is the key.

I urge state legislators to make Hands-Only CPR a requirement in Oregon high schools so we can bring 45,000 new lifesavers into our communities each year.

Amanda Lindsay

Oregon City




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