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Saugatuck City Officials Agree To Pay Its Share Of A Long-Term Harbor Siltation Study Page 3 Local Pickleball Players Offer $10,000 To Help Convert Saugatuck Tennis Courts Page 3 Presorted Standard U.S. Postage Paid Saugatuck MI Permit No. 30 CURRENT RESIDENT THE LOCAL OBSERVER WE BRING YOU THE NEWS SERVING September 12, 2014 Vol. 12 No. 36 FREE SAUGATUCK * DOUGLAS * SAUGATUCK TOWNSHIP * LAKETOWN TOWNSHIP * FENNVILLE * GLENN * GANGES TOWNSHIP * HAMILTON * HOLLAND * SOUTH HAVEN Generous Donors Helping Fire Dept. Raise Money For Life-Saving CPR Tool LUCAS CPR Machine Proven Life Saver, But $14,000 Cost Not In Saugatuck-Douglas Fire District Budget, Says Chief Janik Staff Report The Saugatuck-Douglas Fire Department is getting closer to being able to pay for a proven life-sav-ing device called the LUCAS CPR. The device, which sells for about $14,000, is now used by sever-al Allegan County, Michigan and other state’s fire departments and their medical responders/firefighters and the unit has helped saved numer-ous lives. But Saugatuck Township Fire Department officials just doesn’t have enough money in their with the much-needed dona-To Make A Contribution To budget to purchase the highly tions, but more is needed. sought after device. The fire department will Help Support The “This device could personally thank all donors in Saugatuck Township Fire mean the difference between The Local Observer when the life and death of some of our District In Purchasing A LUCAS final goal is met. local residents when we To help fund this effort, the CPR Unit: respond to a medical emer-department has set up an easy-gency to help them,” said to-use mobile pledging system Saugatuck Township Fire where the public can use their District Chief Greg Janik. cell phones to make a contri-“We’re asking people bution from their credit cards. to find it in their hearts to dig Here’s how simple and down just a little with a $10, or quick it is to make a donation Thousands of dollars have using your cell phone: $25 or more donations to help us out so we can be better prepared to help so far been raised as generous donors are coming forward and pitching in those in need,” said the chief. 1. Select “Messages” on your cell phone. 2. In the “To” box, type: 41444 3. In the message box, type in the mobile keyword: emergency 4. Click “Send” And then follow the prompts. If you prefer to send your donation in by check, please make it out to: Saugatuck Township Fire District-LUCAS, and mail it to: Saugatuck Township Fire Department, 3342 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck MI 49453. Any size donation is greatly appreciated! Text: emergency To: 41444

Generous Donors Helping Fire Dept. Raise Money For Life-Saving Cpr Tool

Staff Report

LUCAS CPR Machine Proven Life Saver, But $14,000 Cost Not In Saugatuck-Douglas Fire District Budget, Says Chief Janik<br /> <br /> The Saugatuck-Douglas Fire Department is getting closer to being able to pay for a proven life-saving device called the LUCAS CPR.<br /> <br /> The device, which sells for about $14,000, is now used by several Allegan County, Michigan and other state’s fire departments and their medical responders/firefighters and the unit has helped saved numerous lives.<br /> <br /> But Saugatuck Township Fire Department officials just doesn’t have enough money in their budget to purchase the highly sought after device.<br /> <br /> “This device could mean the difference between life and death of some of our local residents when we respond to a medical emergency to help them,” said Saugatuck Township Fire District Chief Greg Janik.<br /> <br /> “We’re asking people to find it in their hearts to dig down just a little with a $10, or $25 or more donations to help us out so we can be better prepared to help those in need,” said the chief.<br /> <br /> Thousands of dollars have so far been raised as generous donors are coming forward and pitching in With the much-needed donations, but more is needed.<br /> <br /> The fire department will personally thank all donors in The Local Observer when the final goal is met.<br /> <br /> To help fund this effort, the department has set up an easyto- use mobile pledging system where the public can use their cell phones to make a contribution from their credit cards.<br /> <br /> Here’s how simple and quick it is to make a donation using your cell phone:<br /> <br /> 1. Select “Messages” on your cell phone.<br /> <br /> 2. In the “To” box, type: 41444<br /> <br /> 3. In the message box, type in the mobile keyword: emergency<br /> <br /> 4. Click “Send” And then follow the prompts.<br /> <br /> If you prefer to send your donation in by check, please make it out to: Saugatuck Township Fire District-LUCAS, and mail it to: Saugatuck Township Fire Department, 3342 Blue Star Highway, Saugatuck MI 49453.<br /> <br /> Any size donation is greatly appreciated!

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