Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad 2020 Annual Appeal
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is asking area residents to support the vital, life-saving services it provides for the Summit community in its 2020 annual fundraising appeal. During the week of September 21, requests for tax-deductible donations to directly fund its operations were mailed to homeowners and businesses in Summit.
The Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad is not a City of Summit agency and receives no funding from the municipality; it relies solely on private donations to fund the purchase of medical supplies, equipment, and for professional training of its members. The First Aid Squad has no paid staff.
“A fundraising appeal was recently mailed by the First Aid Squad to all homes and businesses in Summit,” explains Squad President Bob Flanagan. “While these last six months have been perhaps the most challenging in our 58-year history, we have continued to provide emergency medical services to our patients at no cost to them or local government. We need your support to continue our essential
work, regardless of the challenges ahead. Please help us with a donation today.”
While many towns have been forced to hire paid Emergency Medical Services (EMS) units, Summit remains one of the exceptions with its team of full-time, dedicated Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) volunteers, many of whom are Summit residents. Founded in 1962, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad responds to more than 2,100 calls a year.
In addition to its 65 adult members, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad includes 20 junior members, high school students ages 16 and older that assist in emergency calls.
To donate online, learn about how to volunteer, or view a video on the squad, visit the new Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad website at summitems.org or call 908-277-9479.
To send a donation by mail, makes checks payable to Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, 1000 Summit Ave., Summit, NJ 07901.
Photo by Summit First Aid Squad