EMTs and paramedics wear Hawaiian shirts for charity – Oswego County Today
FULTON — Menter Ambulance has a new uniform, at least for a short time, and it’s all for charity. Menter Ambulance President and CEO Zachary Menter announces the “Shirts for Charity” campaign which begins July 12, 2022 and ends September 18.
Participating employees purchased a Menter Ambulance-themed Hawaiian shirt that can be worn while on duty on days specified by program details for a two-week period. When wearing the shirt, employees donate $7 a day to a specific community organization, and Menter Ambulance will match every dollar donated by employees.
At the end of the two-week period, the charity receives all funds raised to be used as determined by the organization’s management. Below is the schedule of dates and community organizations for which funds will be raised during this year’s Shirts for Charity campaign:
July 12 – July 24 – Blessings in a Backpack (Oswego Chapter)
July 25 – August 7 – Oswego Bookmobile
August 8 – August 21 – Oswego County Humane Society
August 22 – September 4 – Lakeview Mental Health ACT Team
September 5 – September 18 – Hastings Veterans of Foreign Wars
A few words from Zachary Menter provide insight into the purpose of the Shirts for Charity program: “This idea didn’t come from me. Over the past year, many employees have brought up this idea. There was a lot of discussion about which organization we should support if we did and somewhere along the way we decided it would be possible to support more than one. Day in and day out, our suppliers are exposed to many stressors that affect them. It gives us the opportunity to do something fun and meaningful at the same time. Whether it’s making a sick or injured patient smile when they see an ambulance crew dressed in Hawaiian shirts, or we’re able to help a community organization support their own mission, you won’t can’t go wrong. We have a lot of employees who have decided to participate which is very exciting. It’s great to see so many people who are willing to give back to their community in so many ways.
For more information about the program, as well as Menter Ambulance’s ongoing philanthropic efforts, please contact Joseph Provost, Public Information Officer for Menter Ambulance at (315) 692-4145 x.163 or (315) 679 -1931 and by e-mail to [email protected]
Shirts for Charity updates with photos and videos will be publicly shared on the Menter Ambulance Facebook page for the duration of the program at www.facebook.com/menteramb.
Menter Ambulance is a private ambulance service located in Oswego County. The service has been around since 1952 and currently has bases of operations in Fulton, Oswego and Central Square, and provides service to many surrounding municipalities. The service provides Advanced Life Support emergency ambulance transport and non-emergency transport. Menter Ambulance’s mission is to provide efficient, high quality pre-hospital care to residents of Oswego County.
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