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Annual EMS Fundraiser: "Operation Christmas Greeting"
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 • Posted November 28, 2012

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 19th. Friday, December 14th, is the deadline this year 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 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 National Bank or The Commercial Bank), Mason, TX 76856.

This fundraiser was started eleven 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 the funds will be applied toward Extrication Equipment. Extrication procedures used by the EMS personnel/volunteers to move patients out of ‘tight spots’ when there is concern over spine or neck injuries requires the use of stabilizing equipment, such as different kinds of ‘boards’ – i.e. slide boards. Another item that is needed is a Power Lift to help raise cots into the ambulance.

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!”

“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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