Web exclusive, June 6, 2013
Challenge grant awarded to Peninsula Ambulance
A $50,000 challenge grant has been awarded to Peninsula Ambulance Corps by an anonymous resident of the Blue Hill Peninsula. The grant is conditioned on the Ambulance Corps raising a matching sum for its 2010-2013 Capital Campaign before the end of the year, according to a news release.
PAC’s Capital Campaign, with a goal of at least $375,000 for two new ambulances and associated equipment, has already raised approximately $280,000 in gifts and pledges including almost $5,000 from a just concluded two-week matching challenge at TradeWinds Market Place in Blue Hill.
PAC serves the towns of Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot, Sedgwick and Surry with two state-of-the art ambulances and coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The challenge is an all or nothing pledge meaning that if PAC does not raise at least $50,000 in matching funds and pledges, no amount will be forthcoming. Donations may be addressed to: Peninsula Ambulance Corp, Capital Campaign, P.O. Box 834, Blue Hill, ME 04614. Peninsula Ambulance Corps is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.