Weekly Insights: IRC Volunteer Ambulance Squad
Approximately 15.9% of people in Indian River County live independently with a disability, and over half of those individuals experience ambulatory difficulty. The Indian River County Volunteer Ambulance Squad provides free non-emergency transportation for ambulatory and wheelchair passengers from their places of residence to and from medical facilities throughout Indian River County. On an annual basis, the Squad completes over 13,000 trips and covers over 140,000 miles transporting residents to and from their medical visits. Door-to-door service is available to anyone in the county simply by calling in advance and making a reservation. The Squad is funded solely by donations, and the transportation service is free. All the drivers are volunteers. The IRC Volunteer Ambulance Squad serves many individuals who have no local family and must rely on help and support from their community.
"This service is a blessing for me. They used to transport my husband and now they do the same for me. There is just no comparison of this service to any other transportation available around the county. All the drivers are so friendly and helpful." -Mrs. Elisa Green
Click here to support the IRC Volunteer Ambulance Squad. Donations can also be made through your donor-advised fund by logging into MyFund or by contacting a member of our team at 772.492.1407 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekly Insights works in conjunction with Indian River Indicators. Indian River Indicators was launched in June 2021 and originated after the completion of the 2019 Indian River Community Needs Assessment. It provides key data and information about our community that is updated annually and can be used to support and sustain proven programs. It can also be used by community leaders to develop policy, promote promising practices and inspire innovation that can lead to solutions to persistent community challenges. Indian River Community Foundation holds informational sessions on the first Tuesday of every month at 4pm via Zoom to introduce the community to this new resource. Please email Director of Philanthropy, Chiaka Nwosu at email@example.com to attend a session.
To learn more visit www.ircommunityfoundation.org and click “Indian River Indicators” or contact a member of the Community Foundation’s team at 772.492.1407.