The ambulance continues!
Posted by Jeanne on February 24, 2020, 7:04 pm
First, I want to thank every one of you who has donated to this wonderful project. I am so proud of our ambulance team, all the work they've done, and proud of the support the community is giving them. |
We have continued to go on an average of 5 or 6 calls every week, more when there's a rodeo or other event, as well as continuing with training. Without your donations, that would not have been possible.
Yet so many people I've talked to think our work is now done. They aren't aware of the costs to run an ambulance service. The cost of every call that the ambulance goes on is $2000 pesos. That covers the pay for the team, their training, insurance, supplies, etc. Just the pay for the team is $1600 pesos per call, or about $84 USD.
Please, as some of you are beginning to head north, leaving La Manzanilla for your summer homes, remember that the ambulance service continues and needs your support.
We have a couple of fund-raising events coming up soon. Please attend and donate as generously as you can. We are also always accepting donations at Mayan's business, La Manzanilla Homes. She will give you a receipt for your donations. You can also donate through Western Union for a small charge.
Thank you so much for your continued support!