ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 3, 2023) – Luminary Global, a St. Petersburg-based, veteran-owned company has donated more than $100,000 in StatPacks medical bags since the start of 2023.
During the months of January and February, Luminary donated 246 medical bags, which are designed to be stocked with life-saving items for advanced life support or basic life support situations. The bag is also created with advanced pathogen-resistant infection control materials. The bags retail for about $400 each.
Luminary identified organizations in the Tampa Bay area that could best utilize medical bags. Organizations that received bags included Hillsborough County Public Schools, the Tampa Police Benevolent Association, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough County Firefighters, Tampa Fire Charity, Manatee County Search and Rescue, Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough Community College, St. Petersburg College and more.
Organizations are working directly with their supplier contacts to collect items that they need to go inside the bags, says Jeremy Lavin, chief operating officer of Luminary.
“These organizations will be able to deploy these donations throughout the community in a variety of ways that could be potentially lifesaving,” Jeremy Lavin says. “These bags, once stocked, will not only increase their preparedness in the event of a life-threatening situation but can also be used for training and teaching awareness and safety.”
Owner and chief executive officer of Luminary, Valerie Ellis Lavin, is a retired Army First Sergeant, and a co-founder of Action Zone, a Veteran-owned business hub helping the military community put their business ideas into action.
“At Luminary we serve those who serve by ensuring they have the equipment needed to save lives in our community,” says Valerie Lavin. “The intention of our company is to make sure that whether you are a paid professional or an everyday hero, you’re prepared to save someone’s life.”
Luminary’s mission is to provide Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Fire, Law Enforcement, Military personnel, and Citizens with the equipment and supplies they need to save lives at home and abroad. Luminary only partners with industry-leading manufacturers to provide a robust line of EMS, Tactical (TEMS), and Emergency Preparedness products.
ABOUT LUMINARY GLOBAL: Luminary, based in St. Petersburg, Florida, was founded in 2016 by Valerie Ellis Lavin, a retired Army First Sergeant, with over 21 years of service to her country. Her passion for serving extended past retirement and put her on a quest to find a way to serve those who serve. The first step on her journey was to dive in headfirst to local Veteran Entrepreneurship ecosystem. This led to multiple leadership roles with state and local organizations advocating for Veteran Entrepreneurship. This experience allowed her to identify a way to serve not only her brothers and sisters on the battlefield but those serving domestically as well. From that Luminary was born.
ABOUT STATPACKS: Founded in 2002 and based in St. George, Utah, StatPacks designs, builds and markets innovative, high-end packs and accessories for the entire range of emergency response professionals.