Our Critical Needs
We have launched our Capital Campaign to raise $150,000 to break ground on our new building, and WE NEED YOUR HELP.
For almost 30 years, the Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support (NEQALS) has provided paramedic level care to the residents of Webster and surrounding areas, running almost 3,000 calls a year. We have done this without any taxation or formal fund raising. Unlike fire departments and many ambulance services in our area, NEQALS is an independent organization, supporting basic life support ambulances from West Webster, Union Hill, Penfield, Irondequoit, and even the city of Rochester. Founded in 1988, NEQALS is a New York State not for profit corporation and is also registered as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Today, the majority of our income is generated by billing insurance companies of the patients we serve. Due to the complex make-up of our community, we were forced to write off more than 40% of our billing revenue as non-collectable.
On October 7, 2016 NEQALS launched the Webster Emergency Medical Service, a Basic Life Support ambulance. This service was launched as a supplemental transport service, in coordination with the Town of Webster, to provide our residents with faster service when the first two agencies in Town are not able to provide ambulance transport. With the addition of the ambulance, we need to move to a larger space.
In addition to housing our 2 ambulances, 4 flycars and staff, the new building will allow us to provide community based training such as CPR, AED, and First Aid to citizens in our area.
We have purchased land on Jackson Rd, and a local bank has agreed to provide us a building loan if we can raise the down payment of $150,000. And so we are asking you to help us.
We are asking you to please consider a donation of $250, or whatever amount is comfortable, toward our Capital Fund so we can build a new home for the Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support and Webster Emergency Medical Service.
As we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization under IRS rules, your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax professional for more information.
Please send your donation to: Northeast Quadrant ALS, PO Box 905, Webster, NY 14580. To donate via Pay Pal or the United Way, click on the links to the left under How You Can Help.