We can finally announce that we have won the $25,000 Neighborhood Assist Grant from State Farm. Thank you very much for all of your help in getting us there.
More than 4,000 applications were submitted and from those we were chosen to be in the top 200. It was then the support of the community that pushed us to the top of the list and ensured that we were among the top 40 causes-- each of which will get a $25,000 grant.
During what felt like 3 endless weeks of voting, we were blown away by the way the community rallied around us to push us over the top. Thank you! This is a much needed grant and will be put to very good use so that we can continue to provide the residents of South Orange and Maplewood with free Emergency Medical care.
To sponsor an engraved brick or tile that will be a permanent part of our new headquarters, click "Help Us Rebuild" above.
We are an independent 501(c)(3) EMS organization that provides free 911 emergency medical care to 41,000 residents of South Orange and Maplewood NJ and the surrounding communities, including Seton Hall University. The Rescue Squad is staffed by volunteers and funded solely by contributions from the community which are 100% deductible under IRS regulations-- we receive NO taxpayer funding. We also have a cadet program, which teaches High School students about becoming EMTs and trains them to save lives. We teach First Aid and CPR to members of the community, provide free EMS standby coverage at public events, and visit schools, camps and day cares to teach children about safety, First Aid and Emergency Medical Services.
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We have won the $25,000 Neighborhood Assist Grant from State Farm. Thank you very much for all of your help in getting us there. More than 4,000 applications were submitted and from those we were chosen to be in the top 200. It was then the support of the community......(Read More)
http://www.polarengraving.com/SORescueSquad The South Orange Rescue Squad was headquartered on Third Street since 1970. Recently that land was sold to make room for the new Third and Valley development project... and our headquarters was bulldozed in the process. We are about to embark on a major endeavor-- rebuilding our headquarters building......(Read More)
You Shop. The South Orange Rescue Squad gets a donation. For Free. After you register at igive, when you shop online normally at over 1,400 retailers, and they will make a donation to the South Orange Rescue Squad at no cost to you. Simply click here to add the igive......(Read More)
Big thanks to Investors Savings Bank which has long been a big supporter of the South Orange Rescue Squad. When we needed money to purchase new ambulances, we approached Investors for a loan. Instead, they offered a $25,000 grant which went towards the purchase of two used ambulances. http://villagegreennj.com/police-and-fire/rescue-squad-asks-loan-gets-grant/ The......(Read More)
Get ready... Tuesday august 5th is the 5th Annual National Night Out - the South Orange Public Safety Fair at Flood's hill ★ Kids Zone ★ Live Music Food ★ Giveaways ★ MovieAt 6:30pm, the event kicks off with live music featuring “Aisle Five” – a hot rock/pop cover......(Read More)
The Rescue Squad is hosting our first fundraiser of 2014, this Saturday night May 31st at Bunny’s Sports Bar - 9pm until closing. It should be a very fun night of live music, food, drinks and an auction with some great prizes. Admission is free. We will have a silent auction for the bigger......(Read More)
You may have heard that the South Orange Rescue Squad is embarking on a fundraising project to assist in the construction of our new headquarters building. The first event that we will be hosting will be this Saturday night May 31st at Bunny’s Sports Bar - 9pm until closing. It should be a very fun night......(Read More)