Frank Storch Baltimore, MD

Vice President, M. Leo Storch Management Corp.

Frank Storch Helps Increase Safety in Baltimore Public Places

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It has been ten years since Project Ezra/Chesed Fund embarked on a program to install AEDs, Automated External Defibrillators, in synagogues and other public places in the Baltimore area.

“Thousands of lives each year would be saved if more

Frank Storch

Frank Storch

defibrillators were placed throughout the country. We, as the Jewish nation, value life tremendously. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program shows achdus, unity, and our commitment to help all Jewish people, regardless of their affiliations,”

said Frank Storch, the overseer of the Chesed Fund, to a group celebrating the inauguration of the program.

At least two people’s lives were saved as a result of having the AED devices installed in buildings throughout the area.

One person was Steven Silverman. In 2009 Silverman was at Saturday morning services in his synagogue, the Beth El Congregation when he suddenly had a sudden cardiac arrest. He was resuscitated by a trained member of his synagogue using the AED of the congregation.

“I’m more than 3 1/2 years post-sudden cardiac arrest. I’m deemed to be in good health, but my heart function is monitored regularly because of the pacemaker/defibrillator that is in my chest. I’m told that it is functioning perfectly. I’m not restricted in any way from any vigorous activities.

“I play tennis in two regular weekly doubles games. For the last two years I’ve been president of Beth El Congregation, and I’m a divorce law attorney, so I continue to be exposed to high stress levels without any cardiac side effects,” Silverman said.

Speaking about the success of the AED program Frank Storch exclaimed:

“Imagine if we didn’t do this,” said Storch. “Mr. Silverman wouldn’t be alive today.”

Written by Frank Storch

January 6th, 2014 at 8:14 am