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$400,000 Goal Met

February 12, 2018

UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Foundation’s Lights and Sirens Campaign to raise $400,000 for two new ambulances has exceeded its goal with a gift from Anderson Funeral Homes that put the campaign over the top. Two new ambulances have been ordered by UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown thanks to the generosity of more than 500 individuals, businesses, and organizations.

“When we agreed to co-lead this campaign, we knew that the communities served by UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown would respond to the need. Our communities have such a great tradition of generosity. Even we were surprised at how quickly the goal was met,” said Doug Joslin, Lights and Sirens Campaign Co-Chair. “We all want to know that the care we need in an emergency will be there for ourselves, our families, and our neighbors. It’s been great to partner with UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown on this important project. Thank you to everyone who made a gift,” said Linda Kuhl campaign Lights and Sirens Campaign Co-Chair.

“We are so thankful for the communities’ support in this important endeavor. The response has been overwhelming and shows tremendous support for keeping healthcare local,” said Dustin Wright, UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown President. These new ambulances will ensure that our EMS team has state-of-the-art equipment when providing emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.”

“We couldn’t be happier or more grateful,” said Heather Grobe, EMS Manager for UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown. “Knowing that our first new ambulance will be on the street in less than two months is a tremendous gift. These new ambulances are so important to the care we provide.”

“Every gift made to this campaign will save lives and makes such a difference. Our donors are showing through their generosity that they know just how important is to have great local healthcare available especially during an emergency,” said Deirdre Gruendler, Executive Director of UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Foundation. “With such a generous response, we’re now working on funding several pieces of additional equipment for the ambulances especially for pediatric patients and for increased patient and EMS team safety.”

To make a gift to support pediatric patients needing emergency transportation, a gift supporting increased safety in transporting patients up or down stairs, or a gift supporting the mission of UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown Foundation, contact us by phone at (641) 754-5005, online at https://marshalltown.unitypoint.org/foundation/make-a-gift/,  or at 3 S. 4th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158.

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