CPR training held at Pooler church

CPR training held at Pooler church
(Source: WTOC)

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - Citizens in Bloomingdale set aside some time on Saturday to learn how to save a life.

For Life Medical Education Services taught attendees how to do adult and infant CPR today at the Gateway Church Pooler campus.  Participants left the one-hour training sessions with certifications from the American Heart Association. Church organizers asked for a $20 donation to take the course.

Proceeds benefit a mission trip to work with orphans in Kenya in October.

We're actually going to be teaching the people that run the orphanage over in Kenya this skill," said Chris Harvey, a student pastor at the church. "They have about 200 kids at that orphanage, and we're going to train them up on this."

Paramedics say it's a huge help if someone starts CPR before first responders arrive.

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