Sharing is Caring, Give Today!
In the tradition of the Holiday Season of Giving, please consider supporting our industry’s Foundation with a tax-deductible donation! The MedEvac Foundation International is proud to support the emergency medical transport community through research, education and outreach programs, so you can continue making a positive impact on patients around the world.
It’s been a very busy year for us here at the MedEvac Foundation. We took a close look at our programs to see how we can better improve on the intent on which they were created. This year the Foundation increased the disbursement amount of the Family Grant Fund from $2,500 to $5,000. We now have information on the MedEvac Foundation’s Children’s Scholarship Fund on nearly every university/college campus in the country. We are now working on identifying ways to continue supporting families by bridging the gap from the time tragedy strikes to when the children reach majority.
The MedEvac Foundation has also committed to funding one MTLI and one SMTA Scholarship each year to deserving AAMS’ Members. Nine students have been awarded MTLI scholarships since 2009 and seven SMTA students since 2011. We have two new scholarships this year. Sikorsky established the Dr. Suzanne Wedel Scholarship. The scholarship will fund one student for each MTLI and SMTA. CAMTS established the “Ralph N. Rogers, MD Scholarship” in memory of Dr. Rogers.
It is your support that allows the Foundation to continue its work supporting the emergency medical transport industry, and the important work of every individual involved. As the holiday season approaches and 2017 draws to a close, we are asking you to include the MedEvac Foundation with a monthly gift spread out over one year.
Please consider supporting the MedEvac Foundation Annual Fund by clicking here to donate:
Thank you for your support.
Here’s a recap below of how your medical transport colleagues supported their local communities in 2016!
Great people, doing important work, in an industry that saves lives.
STAT MedEvac hosted their first Breakfast with Santa to provide a fun experience for underprivileged children in the Pittsburgh area. The kids were treated to a homemade breakfast buffet, watched a video of Santa being dispatched from STAT MedEvac Headquarters, and enjoyed a morning of photos and storytelling when he arrived.
The day’s activities were supported by generous donations from STAT MedEvac employees.
Metro Life Flight
The Cleveland Metro Life Flight team came together to support Hospice of the Western Reserve these holidays, setting up bins in their crew quarters to collect items most needed by hospice patients and their families.
Metro Life Flight crews collected cozy socks to help keep patients warm, donated stuffed animals to provide comfort to those with memory issues, and eased the burden on families visiting their loved ones receiving care by giving gift cards for gas and food.
Air Evac Lifeteam
The Air Evac Lifeteam bases have been busy in their local communities. At Thanksgiving, Air Evac 131 volunteered to help serve a free dinner to the community at the Elks Lodge in Kingfisher, OK.
In Arkansas, Air Evac 2 participated in their local Shop with a Hero event, taking underprivileged children shopping to purchase Christmas gifts for their families.
Life Link III
Staff at Life Link III have partnered with several community organizations to make an impact where it is needed most. They have helped with distribution for a nonprofit that supplies newborn care items to parents in need, and made over 300 sandwiches to support the homeless.
Last year, they collected 154 lbs of food and piles of hats, scarves and mittens.
This year, the MedEvac Foundation would again like to celebrating the extra mile you and your colleagues travel to spread the holiday spirit. We’ll continue to add photos and stories between now and the end of the year – if you would like your community initiatives to be featured, please send an email to Tiwanda at firstname.lastname@example.org.