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Quota Club Of Estes Park Donates $70,000 To Estes Park Medical Center Foundation For New Ambulance

EP NEWS/ Gary Hazelton

EP NEWS/ Gary Hazelton

This week members of the Estes Park Medical Center Foundation held a tea party reception for members of the Quota Club of Estes Park to thank them for their generosity with their ambulance fund drive as well as the Loan Closet which lends hospital and sick room equipment to those in need.

At the event, Quotarians were pleased to present a check in the amount of $70,000 to EPMCF which was given to help with the purchase of a new ambulance for the EPMC fleet.

We all hope we’ll never need the services of an ambulance but we certainly want to be able to count on one if we do.

The EPMC Ambulance Service covers approximately 1,000 square miles answering calls from Allenspark, Big Elk Meadows, Estes Park, Glen Haven and Pinewood Springs. After many years in service and over 180,000 miles, the oldest ambulance unit in the fleet is now in need of retirement. A new, fully equipped ambulance will cost upwards of $200,000. Our ambulances here must be equipped to handle mountain driving anywhere in our community as well as have the most up to date technical equipment to be able to respond to any emergency in our community.

Our ambulances are not supported by tax dollars so with the use of monies from various Quota fundraisers along with the help of community donations added with what EPMC contributes to the cause, funds are raised to pay for a new vehicle.

It has always been the goal of Quota Club to keep our ambulance fleet strong and soon, our town will welcome a bright, shiny new ambulance to the EPMC fleet.

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