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Mason County EMS Begins Annual Fundraiser
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 • Posted December 2, 2009

"Operation Christmas Greeting" is beginning its eighth year as the annual fundraiser for Mason’s EMS Association. The fundraiser’s purpose is to provide funding for the betterment of the association’s equipment. Additionally, it provides an ideal way for everyone to say "Merry Christmas" to all who read this paper! For those who are not familiar with this project, it works like this:

Instead of mailing Christmas cards to your local friends and businesses you take the money you would have spent and make a donation to one of the "Greeting" accounts located at each of the three local banks. This was the basis when the "Greeting" was originally discovered nearly thirty years ago in a large city.

The success it has seen in Mason County which has a very small fraction of the large city’s population has always been due to the much appreciated generosity of those participating!

In this paper’s Christmas edition on December 23rd, a full page Christmas "Greeting Card" will be published complete with a "Greeting" and an alphabetical listing of all contributors. Sample "Greeting" pages are on display in the lobby at each of the banks and extra coupons are likewise available at each bank.

To make your donation, fill out a coupon, printing your name or business name exactly as you wish it to appear on the "Greeting". (Minimum donations are $10.00 per listing.) Deposit the coupon with your check which has been made payable to "Operation Christmas Greeting" and marked "Donation-EMS" with any of the three banks. You may also mail it to one of the banking facilities. Be sure to address your envelope to: "Operation Christmas Greeting", the name of the bank you are using and Mason, Texas 76856. (Local banks are: First State Bank, Mason National Bank and The Commercial Bank.)

As stated earlier, the funds are designated each year for equipment. It is equipment that they never would have been able to obtain without your support. Your much appreciated donations in these past years have purchased training mannequins, heart monitors, portable blood pressure monitors, GPS locators, stair chairs and an oxygen tank lift for the new ambulance. Your donations also helped to fund the power cots.

This year the funds are specified for Broslow Pediatric Advance Life Saving Support Kits. These kits are individually packed for different infant and youth age groups. They are self-contained with provisions pre-measured for the total emergency need of the patient. Each kit is priced at $1,200.00 and three kits are needed in order to equip each ambulance; the total price will be $3,600.00.

Each year it is emphasized that it may be your life or someone you love who will be in dire need of the EMS services! When these emergencies do occur how thankful we are for these first responders who come to our aid in that moment of crisis. They truly become our "angels of the moment"! The equipment that you help to fund will allow them to serve you to the fullest extent possible.

We hope that you will continue to help Mason County have the best EMS possible. This fundraiser has been a success each year because when many people and organizations come together to support a cause the final result can only be labeled "a winner"!

Whether you live in Mason County, visit Mason County or just hold this area in your heart from a distance, we invite your participation. You will be saying "Merry Christmas" to so many plus supporting a "Life-Saving" organization. "Thank you" for your past support. We appreciate your continued support!



"Operation Christmas Greeting"/EMS Donation



i.e. The John Doe Family

Mr. & Mrs. John Doe and Family

The John Doe Restaurant or Store or Bank

Hunters, John Doe Ranch


Church or Club Name

Minimum Donation: $10.00 per listing

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