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Annual EMS Fundraiser: "Operation Christmas Greeting"
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 • Posted December 8, 2010

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 22nd. Friday, December 17th, is the deadline to make your donation.

"Greeting" accounts are set up at each of the three Mason banks. Please, use either the coupon printed here or pick one up at the bank and show 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 National Bank or The Commercial Bank), Mason, TX 76856.

This fundraiser was started several 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 just replace the needed basic equipment.

This year they are in need of replacing the "AED" – also, known as "Automated External Defibrillator" that each ambulance needs. This is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation. They each cost approximately $2,200.00.

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 appreciated. Every year the EMS personnel and volunteers make comments on how much they appreciate your support. They add that they could never have the equipment needs met without your efforts.

Each year we ask for your continued support for this most worthy association. We could all agree that they have served us or someone we love in the past years. We hope to see your name on the Texas-Size Greeting Card. "Thank You!"

"Operation Christmas Greeting"/EMS Donation

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i.e. The John Doe Family

Mr. & Mrs. John Doe and Family

The John Doe Restaurant or Store or Bank

Hunters, John Doe Ranch

Anonymous

Church or Club Name

Minimum Donation: $10.00 per listing

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