Mayor Kicks off EMS Fund Drive

Posted on March 7, 2019


Standing with Mayor Sadaf Jaffer as she gives MEMS her check to kick off their annual fund drive are (l to r): Michael Pitts, Township, Chief Financial Officer; Donato Nieman, Township Administrator; the Mayor; Ron Henry, President, MEMS; and Neelam Davis, Captain, MEMS.

Montgomery Mayor Sadaf Jaffer recently recognized the launch of the Montgomery Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) volunteer squad’s 2019 annual fund drive by graciously delivering the very first donation to Ron Henry, President of MEMS and Neelam Davis, MEMS Captain to kick off the annual fundraising effort.

The donation, just as those that have since followed, was gratefully received by the all-volunteer organization, which relies on community support for the bulk of its operating costs.

MEMS is one of the few all-volunteer squads in New Jersey.  MEMS provides professionally trained volunteer neighbors who are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, responding when their neighbors dial 9-1-1 and need help.  MEMS provides this pre-hospital emergency medical service, without charge.  Last year, MEMS responded to 1433 calls for help. 

MEMS adult and young Cadet members donated over 36,000 hours of their time last year alone.  The annual fund drive provides members with the annual operating budget needed for medical and office supplies, ongoing crew training, and building and equipment maintenance needed to continue their “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” mission.

For more information, visit http://mems47.org on the web.