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CRF Awards McLaughlin Family Fund Grants

Members of the John Edward McLaughlin Family Fund grants committee and representatives from local organizations receiving funding, gather at Grace Episcopal Church in Randolph.

The John Edward McLaughlin Family Fund, administered by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, recently awarded over $9,500 to organizations in Randolph.

Grants were awarded to the Grace Episcopal Church for gutter screens; St Patrick’s Church for a new laptop; Randolph Regional EMS Corporation for advanced training equipment; and Randolph Community Development Corporation for a new laptop.

The Randolph Area Community Development Corporation also received grants on behalf of several organizations including the East Randolph Cemetery for tree removal; Randolph Cemetery for maintenance building improvements; and the Randolph Free Library for new books and media materials.

According to David Senn, Randolph Regional EMS Corporation president, this grant provided three training units to assist emergency medical technicians and paramedics complete their annual skills review locally.

“Our 30 EMTs and paramedics will be able to practice Intranasal Narcan administration, nebulizer medication administration and other advanced airway procedures at any point throughout the year without having to arrange this training elsewhere,” Senn said.

Additionally, equipment purchased with this grant will help meet the training standards for Randolph EMS to become certified to perform Rapid Sequence Intubation, a skill currently limited to medical helicopter crews.

The John Edward McLaughlin Family Fund was created in 2007 at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation to support the charitable activities of religious and non-religious organizations in Randolph. Since then, more than $85,000 has been awarded to community projects, initiatives and activities throughout the community.

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