The San Saba County Volunteer EMS exists to provide outstanding pre-hospital care to the sick and injured in a timely and professional manner for the residents of the county including Cherokee and Richland Springs. During a medical emergency, time is critical and the quality of an emergency medical ambulance can mean the difference between recovery and permanent physical damage, or even life or death, as well as insuring the safety of the crew.
The San Saba County Volunteer EMS has been meeting with officials from the City and the County to discuss fundraising possibilities to purchase a new ambulance. Buddy Adams, chief operating officer of San Saba Pecan LP became aware of the effort and contacted General Partner, Richard Chase and The Chase Foundation in Artesia, New Mexico.
The Chase Foundation was established in 2006 by Mack and Marilyn Chase. The Foundation invests in lasting change to improve the lives of fellow citizens and future of communities, and it is deeply committed to the importance of partnerships and community participation to strengthen the success of the program. Most of all, The Chase Family is convinced that each of us can make a difference in shaping lives in a positive way through community involvement, quality education programs, and the desire to build strong communities through innovative approaches.
The Chase Foundation has committed $15,000 to the San Saba County Volunteer EMS along with a commitment of $15,000 from San Saba Pecan LP. Both entities also pledge $2000 per year for the next five years for a total commitment of $50,000.
This generous donation is contingent on the citizens of San Saba County raising an equal amount to match the funds committed by The Foundation and San Saba Pecan LP. Accounts have been opened at Arrowhead Bank, City National Bank, and Commercial National Bank for donations. You may use the drive-thru or walk in to make your tax deductible contribution to the San Saba Volunteer EMS for dedication to the matching funds used for the new ambulance.
The public is invited to listen in Saturday, February 28, 2009 for the first “EMS Radiothon” live on KBAL FM 106 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., as EMS attempts to raise funds and awareness for this real need in San Saba County.
Buddy and Connie Adams established San Saba Pecan in 1973 and under new ownership, the company reorganized in 2003, keeping the promise to their customers of a superior product, backed by superior service. Along with new and state of the art shelling equipment and facilities, partners in San Saba Pecan LP have added more pecan producing locations including orchards in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. San Saba Pecan has always been a strong community partner, as well as being the largest employer in San Saba County.
For more information on how you can help, call 325-372-6016 or 325-372-5144.
Working together, we can make a difference and save lives in San Saba County.