Giving Local = SAVING LOCAL LIVES!!
Unless you are one o the brave women and men who work where we do, your chances to save someone else's life are few and far between. But there is an indirect way to save many lives available here at ECA.
When the alarms sound and we speed off to go to someone's rescue, not only does the clock start ticking, but the dollars start flowing out. It is the last thing on our minds as we pursue our mission with lights and sirens, but a cold fact of the world: WHAT WE DO COSTS MONEY!
It actually costs before we even leave. Personnel stand ready for that call 24 hours a day, but have to be paid in order to justify the hours of training and time away from everything else they could have done with their lives. Also, they need equipment to respond with. Good equipment. The kind you would want at the ready if we were heading to you.
Life is expensive and so is everything that goes with it. Everyone wants money for great causes, but ours is different. We want just enough money to keep up to date on personnel, training and equipment to ensure we are ready for the next alarm. And unlike anywhere else you could be spending your money doing donations and getting your tax write-offs and deductions for the year, your money can directly be involved in saving lives.
DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
Your donations go to a 501(c)3, Non-Profit Organization! This means every penny is able to be deducted from your personal or business taxes! And what better way to get a tax break, than to save lives with your money?!