The Diamond Galleria has partnered with HeartSaver, a program of the Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway to provide life-saving automated external defibrillators AEDs to the tristate First Responders. Individuals driving along Evansville’s Burkhardt Road this month will notice emergency vehicles along with “Tristate First Responders Month” signs at The Diamond Galleria. On July 19th, The Diamond Galleria and its owners, Bert and Tyna Wheat, will host a special event in the store to highlight the program. Sheriff Wedding, Police Chief Billy Boling and Fire Chief Connelly will be present along with the HeartSaver committee members and members of the Deaconess Foundation. Food and beverages will be available, and a small ceremony will take place. The public is invited. “Brave men and women right here in our community so often go above and beyond the call in helping others. We want to celebrate all they do for our community,” says Bert Wheat. The Diamond Galleria has set aside the entire month of July to recognize the incredible work and bravery each first responder performs each and every day. Giving back to the community is one of the core values of The Diamond Galleria. A portion of sales all month long will be donated to the HeartSaver program to provide lifesaving AEDs for the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department and Evansville Police Department to be placed in police and sheriff vehicles. “We’ve partnered with many local charities, but we are particularly proud of this project. This will literally save lives right here at home,” says Bert Wheat. The Diamond Galleria has previously raised funds to place 6 AEDs locally. The HeartSaver organization has placed over 200 AEDs and The Diamond Galleria’s focus with this event is for First Responders in the Tri-State and surrounding areas. The celebration event will be held at The Diamond Galleria and will begin at 5:30PM. The Diamond Galleria invites the public to join.
Cocktail reception & presentation from HeartSaver
Thursday, July 19th
The Diamond Galleria