June 5, 2013

Owens Community College Student Group Announces Auto First Aid Kit Fundraiser

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents interested in enhancing their safety preparedness in an emergency situation are encouraged to visit the Owens Community College Toledo-area Campus as the Gay Straight Alliance student organization is making available Auto First Aid Kits for purchase as part of a fundraising initiative during the upcoming summer months.

Beginning Monday, June 10, community members can purchase an Auto First Aid Kit in the Office of Student Activities Room 165 at the College’s Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township. The cost of an Auto First Aid Kit is $10.

“You never know when an emergency situation will present itself,” stated Lillian Briggs, Owens student and President of the Gay Straight Alliance student organization. “It is important to be prepared and Owens Community College’s Gay Straight Alliance is proud to lend a helping hand by offering Auto First Aid Kits to the community.”

Items featured within the Auto First Aid Kit include an American Red Cross first aid guide, accident report guide, “call 911” flag, knuckle and fingertip bandages, elbow and knee bandages, spot bandages, butterfly bandages, triple antibiotic ointment, antiseptic towelettes, alcohol cleansing pads, sterile gauze pads, conforming gauze roll, trauma pad, safety pins and an instant cold compress, among other safety-specific material.

All proceeds raised from the Auto First Aid Kit initiative will be used to benefit future community outreach activities for the Gay Straight Alliance student organization.

For more information, or to purchase an Auto First Aid Kit, call (567) 661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.