Montgomery Receives $57.5k Grant for EMS from Investors Bank

Posted on April 10, 2019

Grant Supports a First Responder Vehicle and Power-Lift Stretchers for Ambulances

Montgomery Township is receiving another round of grant monies totaling $57,500 from Investors Bank to support Montgomery Emergency Medical Services (MEMS), Squad 47; an all-volunteer service organization. This is the third of four years of an annual grant of $12,500 towards a first responder vehicle.  It is also the second of three releases of a $7,500 grant for the installation of power-lift stretchers in ambulances, totalling $15,000. The grants were applied for by Montgomery Township CFO/Assistant Administrator Michael Pitts in October 2016.

A ceremonial check for $15,000 was presented by Syed Khalid Jafri and Dee Abedraboh of Investors Bank to Administrator Donato Nieman, CFO Michael Pitts and

Pictured with ceremonial check for a $15,000 grant, a partial release of $57,500 provided by Investors Foundation to Montgomery Twp. to support MEMS are (left to right): MEMS Crew Chief/Cadet Advisor Johanna Snedeker, Investors Bank Asst. V.P. Syed Khalid Jafri, EMT Cadet Fawaz Tahir, Montgomery EMS V.P. Scott DellaPeruta, Investors Bank V.P., Retail District Mgr. Dee Abedraboh, Montgomery Twp. CFO/Asst. Admin. Michael Pitts; MEMS Fleet Officer Donald Snedeker, and Montgomery Administrator Donato Nieman.

representatives of MEMS at the Montgomery Township offices on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Administrator Donato Nieman stated, “One of our governing principles is to protect public health and safety services.  While Montgomery EMS is a private non-profit organization, they provide a core municipal service, so the Township stands alongside our residents in supporting them as much as we can.  This grant round from Investors Bank will go a long way to achieving this goal.  On behalf of the residents of Montgomery, we thank Syed and Dee and their team.”

MEMS Vice-President Scott DellaPeruta added, “Montgomery EMS always first thanks our wonderful Montgomery neighbors for their essential, on-going support by donation and volunteerism. Our Township further demonstrated that support by obtaining this grant funding for specific and much needed equipment – a first responder vehicle and power-lift stretchers.  We especially thank Investors Bank for their support – it is an investment in our community and its health and safety.”

The Montgomery EMS provides 9-1-1 emergency basic life support ambulance service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year within the township of Montgomery, NJ with no charge (patients requiring advanced life support services may be charged by other responding agencies). Volunteers interested in training are always needed. To learn more, go to: https://www.mems47.org/

The Investors Foundation assists organizations in New Jersey, New York City and Long Island that invigorate their local communities with civic-minded initiatives focused on the arts, education, health and human services, youth programs and more. For more information, go to investorsbankfoundation.org. Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926.

Source: Montgomery Twp. Media Release