$5,000 donation helps Sherborn purchase defibrillators

The MutualOne Charitable Foundation recently awarded $5,000 to the Sherborn Police Department for the purchase of five automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) to be used in medical emergencies.

The grant will allow the department to replace outdated existing units, and enable police and fire/rescue personnel to unify their first responder efforts and equipment.

“Having the ability to respond in medical emergencies is critical to saving the life of a person suffering sudden cardiac arrest,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. “We are pleased to help the Sherborn Police Department acquire the life-saving equipment they need to respond effectively in emergency situations.”

This is the Foundation’s second major award to the Sherborn Police Department, which received a 2010 grant for the purchase of a portable electronic message board.