We invite you to support “Operation Christmas Greeting”; Mason County’s annual fundraiser for the EMS Association. For new participants, it works like this: A donation is made to the “Greeting” fund and your name is listed on a full page Greeting Card that appears in this paper’s Christmas edition on December 24th. Wednesday, December 18th, is the deadline this year to make your donation.
“Greeting” accounts are set up at each of the three Mason banks; a previous ‘Greeting’ is also displayed at each bank. Please, use either the coupon printed here or pick one up at the bank and print clearly the listing as you wish it to appear on the “Greeting Card”. Your check should be made payable to “Operation Christmas Greeting” and note “EMS” in the lower left hand corner of your check. Keep your coupon attached to your check as you make your deposit in person and/or mail it to the bank of your choice. If mailing, address your envelope to: “Operation Christmas Greeting”, the name of the bank (First State Bank, Mason Bank or The Commercial Bank), Mason, TX 76856.
This fundraiser was started twelve years ago to help provide money that would only be used for equipment needs. Remember that Mason County has three (3) ambulances to maintain and just the basics are expensive. Through the years you have helped to either upgrade equipment to newer and better and/or to replace the basic equipment.
“This year the funds will be applied toward McGrath Laryngoscopes. They are the latest cutting edge technology in video laryngoscopes that make intubations easier and more successful in, at times very difficult situations,” stated EMS Director Reggie Loeffler.
As with all fundraisers, they are only as successful as the number of people that participate. All amounts add up and each donation is needed and very much appreciated. Every year the EMS personnel and volunteers state how grateful they are for your support. They add that they could never have the updated and/or specialized equipment they need without your gifts.
Each year we ask for your continued support for this most worthy association. The EMS has likely either served you or someone you love in the past. We hope to see Your Name on the Texas-Size Greeting Card. “Thank You!”