On April 7 2020, by a unanimous vote, CK Medic One Foundation supported a $10,000 donation to CKFR for purchasing PPE protection for all first responders, EMT’s, Paramedics, and Firefighters. The foundation recently received a very generous donation from a former firefighter’s estate. This donation has provided us the opportunity to help our own department – just in time. Sometimes it’s the simple things, like a protective mask that can make a difference between life and death. We, the Board members of the Foundation, are honored and humbled to be of support.
A big KUDO’S to board members Amanda Lancheros and Virginia Kasper. Both are going above and beyond to support the needs of communities fighting against COVID19 virus.
Amanda, a local ER nurse is currently fighting on the front lines in NYC at one of the busiest Trauma Centers in the country. Amanda indicated, the center is receiving three times more patients daily than beds available. Many nurses/ healthcare providers from out of area are stepping up to support the exhausted local staffs. Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes go out to our friend Amanda and all who are out the fighting together on the front lines. In case you didn’t see this already, here is an article in the Kitsap Sun about our own Amanda Lancheros’ ongoing adventures in New York.
Virginia is putting her skill set to work locally and working directly with CKFR Chief Oliver and Deputy Chief Sorenson to supply the ever-popular fabric masks for the first responders, these will be in addition to the donation purchases, and will be reusable.
These are very challenging times and the foundation would like to send out our wishes to all, stay safe, healthy and at a distance physically but not emotionally. Support your local first responders and essential personal. All of the people who are out there each day, trying to keep things going is our new normal.
The foundation always accepts donations and is currently participating in the Kitsap Great Give Campaign. Early donations for the Kitsap Great Give are being accepted now or mark your calendar to donate on April 21, 2020 which is a 24 hour day of giving. Funds contributed to the foundation are increased by pool donations from sponsors, so maximize your donations and visit www.kitsapgreatgive.org and support Central Kitsap Medic One Foundation. As a community we are stronger together. Central Kitsap Medic One Foundation