During a cardiac arrest, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AEDs) will help restart your heart. Our team is committed to expanding access of AEDs by utilizing fundraising capabilities and partnerships to deploying devices across businesses and public facilities across the Commonwealth.
An AED is a machine that gives a brief electroshock to the heart, directly or through electrodes placed on the chest wall, helping restart a heart in cardiac arrest. These are the only devices that can be used to restart the heart if someone is suffering a cardiac arrest and, if available, may be used by public members to respond in the event of a cardiac emergency.
The mission of Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation includes utilizing our fundraising capabilities and partnerships to place AEDs in businesses and public facilities. Initially, our goal was to distribute at least one AED to a qualified recipient per quarter for a total of at least four per year. However, through community support and outreach, we have increased the number of devices deployed year-over-year.
In 2021, we placed 20 AEDs. We aim to expand this placement across our region and, over time, across the Commonwealth. Below are locations our team has placed AEDs to date:
Request an AED placement through the application below. Funding requirements for AEDs are:
All completed applications and supporting documentation must be mailed to:
Gwyneth’s Gift Foundation
2217 Princess Anne Street #101
Fredericksburg, VA 22401