When we initially made contact with Rescue 7 to ask if they would donate an AED (automated external defibrillator) to Hidden Acres we did not realize the wonderfully supportive community with whom we would be connecting. John McEachern quickly got back to us committing to provide partial support for our request through the Chase McEachern Memorial Fund . He then contacted Patrick Armstrong of the Dave Mounsey Memorial Fund who agreed to provide the remainder of the funds needed to support our request for an AED.
On October 14th, Jeffrey DeRuyter (Guelph Police Chief), Gloria Kovach (Mother of Constable Jennifer Kovach, Patrick Armstrong, John McEachern (Father of Chase McEachern), came and presented Hidden Acres with an AED donated in Memory of Constable Jennifer Kovach, who died in the line of duty. The AED will be installed in the “Link” which connects our two retreat Centres.
Hidden Acres is truly grateful to receive this potentially life-giving gift. Thank you.
Picture Includes (from left to right): Campbell Nisbet, John McEachern, Jeffery DeRuyter, Patrick Armstrong, Gloria Kovach