A local pizza joint does its part to help provide Rapid City schools with vital medical equipment.
As part of the community wide ABCs for AEDs campaign, Boston's pizza contributed 15 percent of its total sales between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday to the cause.
It's a step toward buying and installing automatic external defibrillators for 13 rapid city elementary schools that currently don't have them.
The devices are used in instances of cardiac arrest -- or when the heart stops.
And while that's not often seen in kids, there's still a serious need for the devices.
"Our schools are no longer just a place for our kids to go to school," said firefighter and paramedic with the Rapid City Fire Department Marc Page. "They are arenas for sporting events, theater."
The group is trying to raise $25,000 for the 13 devices, which run about $1,400 apiece.
Boston's management says preliminary numbers show they raised about $400 in the four hours Saturday.