The Cost of Rescue
It’s a reality that the cost of rescue is increasing every year. With new technology, changing protocols, and trends in treatment, our squad must constantly adapt to the shifting pre-hospital atmosphere to continue providing the highest quality of service with the best possible outcome.
Despite these changes, the one thing that remains the same is the dedication of our volunteer members. Regardless of the cost of our tools, our services remain free, but we cannot maintain this on our own. We need your help.
It Takes 35,000 People to Save One Life
It doesn’t happen without you. The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad can’t be there to start CPR on a man whose heart stops without the checks you send. We can’t backboard the woman in a head-on collision without the Oyster Roast tickets you buy. We can’t guide a new baby into the world without the equipment your group donates. Your financial support, along with our generous volunteers, allows the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad to do what we do so well: provide you with free, life-saving, emergency care.
And be one of the 35,000* people to save your neighbor’s life.
Support Us for Free
There are ways you can support our squad without donating money. Simply using the search engine GoodSearch or shopping for well-known brands through GoodShop will bring us much-needed donations without costing you a penny.
Who, What, When, Where, How
The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and we support our operational needs through fundraising efforts. Because of these volunteer efforts, pre-hospital emergency medical care in the City of Virginia Beach is free to residents and visitors, and contributes to over $22 million in cost savings to the City.
The squad has two dedicated fund drives every year, in the spring and the fall. But, of course, donations can be made at any time.
There are all types of donors, from small to large, from individuals to corporations and businesses. Truly, every little bit helps. Also, donations can be made in the form of Memorials, Bequests, Trusts, Endowments and Honorariums. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring donation; make your selection on our easy-to-follow, secure online Donation page.
The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad is a United Way agency and donations can be made through a payroll deduction. CFC #82014.
The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation
The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to supporting the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, Inc. and advocating for an independent and vital volunteer Virginia Beach rescue system, which provides free pre-hospital emergency care to citizens and visitors of Virginia Beach. For more information about the Foundation, visit them online at http://www.vbrescuefoundation.org/.
*The 35,000-figure was derived by adding up the number of donors, members, and people involved in the EMT-B training process.