Brattleboro >> As part of its "Bring Change" campaign, the TD Bank on Main Street will serve as a designated hub to support the Rescue Inc.
On Friday Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., TD is inviting people to participate in a community fundraiser event to support the organization. In addition to the community donation, TD will make a contribution. The funds raised from TD Bank's Bring Change event will be used to upgrade the mounting systems in some of their ambulances.
TD is partnering with communities across its footprint to support people and organizations that are making a real, local difference. The Bring Change campaign is designed to address the needs of the community. The initiative focuses on such issues as homelessness, food shortages and services for those with special needs.
Rescue, Inc. provides ambulance services to 13 Vermont and two New Hampshire communities over a territory of nearly 500 square miles. Many of its EMTs work on a purely volunteer basis, donating an average of 40 to 50 hours per month of shift time. Volunteers are crucial to Rescue's mission.
Rescue, Inc.'s staff is comprised of volunteer and paid medical professionals as well as a deeply committed Board of Directors. At present, Rescue, Inc. has approximately 40 nationally certified EMTs working 12 and 24 hour shifts throughout each month.
Rescue, Inc seeks funds and assistance to upgrade its stretchers and compatible mounting systems. As of July 2015, new federal ambulance crash test data requires a nationwide stretcher mounting upgrade for ambulances. The upgrade for the stretcher and mount is just under $20,000 for each of the seven ambulances it has.