Chicago Automobile Trade Association

Dealer donates CPR mannequins

August 26, 2016
Antioch-based Raymond Chevrolet and Kia, in partnership with the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, recently presented CPR training units valued at more than $4,700 to four local organizations.
"We’ll be using [the CPR units] in our community for not only people in Somers (Wis.), but the greater area of southeast Wisconsin to teach CPR," said Carson Wilkinson, chief of the Somers Fire and Rescue Department in Somers, Wis., which is about 22 miles northeast of the dealership. "CPR is a vital link in survival. You can be there in seconds where it takes us minutes to get there and that will save a life."
The dealership also donated CPR training units to Lindenhurst Park District; Lakes Community High School, in Lake Villa; and Antioch High School. 
"As part of our community service and involvement, we want to make sure that we do right by the communities and do what we can to help save lives," said Mark Scarpelli, president of Raymond Chevrolet and Kia. Scarpelli also is vice chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association.
The CPR training units were presented during the dealerships’ annual Employee Appreciation Day, which also included a visit by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.)  
Upon request, the NADCF can provide full-body mannequins as well as torso and baby-sized units.
Since the NADCF’s Medical Grants program began in 1975, more than 4,800 CPR training units valued at $3 million have been donated to organizations across the country. More than 2 million people have been trained on CPR units donated by new-car dealerships.
For information about donating a CPR training unit to an organization in your community, send an email to, or call (703) 821-7102 or visit


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