Paramedics give back with food and toy drives

Tri-County Vanguard - - NEWS - TRICOUNTY VAN­GUARD

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.

CON­TRIBUTED

Stuff­ing an am­bu­lance a cou­ple of years ago as part of this EHS hol­i­day tra­di­tion.

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