Rochester Rotary Club Donates AED to Dutton Farm

Recently, the Rochester Rotary Club presented an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Dutton Farm. Dutton Farm is a special education farm in Oakland Township. Formed in 2010, the farm works to empower and support adults with disabilities to live a life of purpose, inclusion, and dignity.

Three people stand in a parking lot holding a medical device at chest height.
Rotarian David Archbold, Kimberly Staudacher of Dutton Farm, and Rotary President-Elect Kyle Johnson stand in the parking lot of the Rochester Community House

“We have wanted an AED for some time and appreciate this gift,” said Kimberly Staudacher, the Community Relations Manager for Dutton Farms. “Fortunately, we never needed an AED, but it is better to be prepared for emergencies.”

AEDs are essential first-aid devices for every home, business, and organization. The Rotary Club purchased the AED for its meetings, but the club now meets at the Rochester Community House, where an AED is already available. Kyle Johnson, President-Elect of Rotary, said, “We wanted to find a new home for our device and looked for an organization in the area that did not already have an AED.”

The Rochester Rotary Club consists of about 100 individuals living or working in Rochester, Rochester Hills, or Oakland Township. The Club meets for lunch every Tuesday at the Rochester Community House.

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