Capital Lifesaver Campaign
Dear Friends of EMS:
For over 50 years, Cranberry Township Emergency Medical Service (CTEMS) has been there for you in your time of need, and now we need you to be there for ours.
COVID-19 has had a detrimental impact on CTEMS, resulting in decreased calls for service. As an operation that gets 90% of its revenue from patient transportation to the hospital, this has caused significant revenue shortages that will no longer allow CTEMS to staff at previous levels. As we enter this “new normal,” changes in staffing levels could lead to longer wait times for an ambulance in your time of need. This problem isn’t unique just to CTEMS but all of EMS, including our neighboring services.
As a 501c3 Non-Profit that is not tax-funded like the Fire and Police Department, we survive solely on insurance reimbursements, subscription campaigns, and donations, all of which were decreasing before COVID-19, but are now accelerated. That is why we are reaching out to you, a valuable member of our community to help us with this challenge. Your tax-deductible Capital Campaign donation will help CTEMS continue to provide the highest quality emergency medical services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! All proceeds from the Capital Campaignare used to offset the cost of capital projects such as the replacement of equipment and to help offset some of our operational expenses and are direly needed due to the consequences of COVID-19. We hope that as a valued member of the community, our services are appreciated and can be valued by the residents and businesses we serve.
Thank you in advance from CTEMS and your Community Board of Directors.
Jeff Hodges, President Sheryle Long, Member at Large
Don Scelza, Vice President Fred Peterson, Member at Large
Dan Swayze, Secretary Scott Smith, Member at Large
Ed Ritz, Treasurer Bob Castagnero, Member at Large
Ted Fessides, EMS Chief and Executive Director
Our Mission: “To Preserve Life and Promote Health and Safety in ourCommunity!”