Corte Madera Community Foundation

 

The “Stop The Bleed” campaign was launched by the White House in October of 2015, to reduce the number of preventable deaths from uncontrolled bleeding. It is intended to spur a grassroots effort to get bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding  emergency before help arrives.

With this in mind the Girl Scouts of Troop 33204, as part of their First Aid Merit Badge requirements, decided to put together a basic kit that meets the basic goals of the items that will accomplish these goals are included in this kit. 

The Girl Scouts met in early April and as a group packaged the supplies in individual kits for distribution to their families and neighbors.

Funding was through a grant from the new Corte Madera Emergency Presparedness Fund (CMEPFund), and when supplies were purchased, the young scouts met and together built one hundred individual kits. 

The first grant from the new Corte Madera Emergency Preparedness Fund went to Girl Scout Troop 33204 of Corte Madera, whose members assembled 100 “Stop the Bleed” kits for local distribution.