Malverne Boy Scout Troop 24 has another Eagle Scout candidate that hopes his project will save the lives of many residents.
Life Scout and Eagle Scout candidate Chris Aresta has partnered with the Malverne Volunteer Ambulance Corp (MVAC) to run a “Vial of Life” drive to help residents prepare for an emergency before it happens.
Every resident that signs up for this life-saving program will receive a kit, including a sticker that gets put on your front door and a references sheet that goes onto the refrigerator.
When MVAC responds to an emergency call at a resident’s house and sees there is a “Vial of Life” sticker, it notifies them to see the refrigerator door for the reference sheet that contents all their medical information. Some of the information includes medications that they are on, any allergies a resident may have, the last trip to the hospital and other vital information for when a patient may be unresponsive.
“I am hoping to have this program for many years to come and it is a program that has the potential to save many lives,” stated Aresta.
The “Vial of Life” will be distributed for free on April 20 from 10a.m. to 2p.m. at the MVAC Headquarters located at 11 Hempstead Ave.
“This is a great idea and it is very important for the community,” stated McDonald. She continued to thank Troop 24 for all their hard work with the young men in the community; Aresta noted that the troop plans to have another eight Eagle Scouts this year.