Travis Simpkins Memorial Fund

Fund Purpose:
To provide AED devices to public locations in Grant County, Indiana.

Fund Story:
On July 13, 2013, we lost Travis to a sudden and unexpected heart attack at the young age of 34.  In an effort to bring something positive from such a huge loss, this memorial fund was established to raise the funds needed to provide AED machines in public places throughout Grant County.

Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. Over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest this year. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age. An AED is the only effective treatment for restoring a regular heart rhythm during sudden cardiac arrest and is an easy to operate tool for someone with no medical background.  This fund will award grants to fulfill its purpose, year after year…forever providing AED devices to public locations in Grant County.

We invite family and friends of Travis to honor him by supporting this fund.

Thank you,
Buck and Deana

Fund Impact:
The Travis Simpkins Memorial Fund has impacted Grant County through grants given to the following organizations:
Fairmount Police Department
Town of Swayzee
Pleasant Twp Fire Department

Fund Page Details:
Donating to this fund will increase the charitable impact of its fund purpose and grantmaking abilities. Clicking “Give Online” above will allow you to make a charitable gift to this fund held at the Community Foundation of Grant County. Want to give using cash or check? Download this Printable Giving Form and mail it with your gift (please hand deliver cash donations to the office during normal business hours). Don’t forget…gifts of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, insurance, estate plans, etc. are also encouraged. You’re gift, combined with many other generous donations, significantly increases local grantmaking!

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Shelly Jones

Development Director