At Thanksgiving time, the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service expresses appreciation to the community for their support during 2012. It’s been a busy and exciting year.
First, gratitude is extended to the volunteer members and paid staff, who have responded to more than 1250 calls so far this year. This pace is 4-5 per day.
LPVAS appreciates donations from individuals and businesses to our annual fund which this year benefited the Building Fund; as well as donations from Town of North Elba, Ice Out Benefit, Memorial Donations, The Kingsley Foundation, NBT and especially the Savior: Henry and Mildred Uihlein Foundation.
Acknowledgement of the gifts in kind go to LPVAS medical director, Dr. Michael Pond, Doug Hoffman and staff, the Lake Placid Police, Fire, Highway, and Water Departments, Town of No. Elba Highway Dept. Ginny Hazelton, Mary Hardy, the Ice Meisters, families who choose LPVAS for memorial gifts and mutual aid support from the Saranac Lake, Keene and Wilmington ambulance squads.
LPVAS is very honored to have been voted the EMS Agency of the Year 2011 in the Mt. Lakes Regional EMS Council which includes Clinton, Essex,Franklin,Washington and Warren counties.
The first floor of the garage is now occupied! 4 vehicles are inside together inside the village at our convenient location along with medical and storage rooms, lavatory with shower, decontamination room including an eye wash, a wash tub and laundry, personnel lockers and storage areas.
The Downs Family Tree Farm Xmas Tree Sale starts the last weekend of November. It will be held at the LPVAS station at 388 Mill Pond Rd this year. You are encouraged to support this effort as a portion of each tree sale will benefit the LPVAS Building Fund and visit our new facility.
Special thanks go to everyone for their financial donations to our Building Fund which is just over $237,000 with the goal now at $300,000. Buttoning Up the exterior walls before winter is the next critical step for this project. The Gifts in Kind from Harlow Excavating and Contracting Co., Marvin Land Surveying, Ginny Haselton, Terry Hanrahan, Jessica Hoffman, David Magurk, LP Electric Dept, LP Water Dept., UPS Store, EC/ LP Visitors Center, LP Business Association for putting ”Bucks for Building” coin cans around town, our material suppliers, Benty Landscaping and ADK Awards have all benefited this project.
Donations to the combined effort of LPVAS and LP Fire Dept. has been a resounding success filling an Ambulance bay of Essential Needs. They have been delivered to W. Babylon Fire Dept. in Long Island. Thank You to people and businesses who donated to this Super Storm Sandy Relief effort.