The Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service ended 2009 by responding to a record number of calls. The organization plays a vital role in the community by responding to emergency calls such as car accidents and injuries that occur at people’s homes, among other duties.
The LPVAS recently sent letters to residents appealing for donations in a fundraising effort. Although the LPVAS does receive some funding from the town of North Elba, it relies on community support to make ends meet — and it is one of the most worthy causes in the area.
The ambulance service is currently on a drive to raise funds to renovate its station house on Mill Pond Drive, but the LPVAS also needs funds for its daily operations and other worthwhile expenditures as training to keep its staff working at a high level.
Remember, the ambulance service is composed of volunteers who are ready 24 hours a day to be there for YOU in an emergency — which could strike any one of us at any time.
Please take a moment to send a donation — whatever you can afford, as it all helps — to this important community service. You just don’t know when you or a loved one will need to be transported to a hospital for urgent medical care.
You can mail your donation to: LPVAS, P.O. Box 107, Lake Placid, NY 12946-0107.