Paramedics give back with food and toy drives
The season of giving is here and Emergency Health Services (EHS) paramedics are once again doing their part.
In December, as they did in November, EHS paramedics are hosting a number of food and toy drives in various locations across the province, which has become an annual tradition.
Residents are invited to donate what they can. All donations raised are then given to the local charities such as Salvation Army, Feed Nova Scotia and local food banks.
“Please join us once again this year as Nova Scotia’s paramedics get in the holiday spirit and become Santa’s Little Helpers! Each year during the holiday season, paramedics across the province volunteer their time and their hearts to spread some cheer for those in their communities who are less fortunate through various food and toy drives,” said Krista Lane, EHS Community Relations Paramedic.
“Paramedics walk into the homes of folks in our communities and see firsthand the disparities that exist – families who struggle to put food on their tables and, at this time of year, presents under the tree.”
In this region the 12th Annual Stuff an Ambulance Food Drive will take place Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Yarmouth Atlantic Superstore from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Stuffing an ambulance a couple of years ago as part of this EHS holiday tradition.