Pope County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) will be able to purchase new equipment thanks to a $6,250 donation from the Arvest Foundation.
The gift was announced today in Pope County, Ark. Tony Warren, Elizabeth Hunnicutt, Tammy Burchett, Shawn Bates and Jessy Moreno of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.
The funds will help the Pope County EMS better serve the residents of the county by allowing them to purchase new patient transport equipment for their ATV as well as transport ventilators.
“Pope County would like to express their extreme appreciation to community partners like Arvest, who continually step forward and support worthwhile endeavors,” said Ben D. Cross, Pope County judge. “This donation to Pope County Emergency Medical Services will have a direct impact on life saving measures carried out within our service area.”
Doug Duerr, director of the Pope County EMS, explained, “This is a unique piece of equipment that we are adding to our EMS. We appreciate this a lot!”
“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Pope County Emergency Medical Services efforts in upgrading their patient transport equipment,” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to this community.”