Ambulance trucks in front of garages.
The Peekskill Rotary Club raised over $4,000 in donations from its members for the Peekskill Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps. at our regular Rotary meeting on Thursday April 16th which was held online via Zoom. The donations are for a "fogger," which is an innovative new surface treatment system that combines proven electrostatic technology with trusted disinfecting products to quickly and easily provide superior coverage in even the hardest-to-reach places.
Chrissy Meslener informed the club that the Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corp. needs a disinfecting fogger to quickly clean ambulances after a call.  Presently they are hand sanitizing the “rigs” which takes far more time and is not as efficient as a fogger. The disinfecting process has become a challenge as the number of daily calls has increased from approximately 5 to about 25 during the COVID-19 crisis. Improper or inadequate cleaning poses a health hazard to anybody traveling in the ambulance.
In total we raised $4,350 in private donations. The wave of contributions was started when one member pledged $1,000 towards this cause if the club was able to raise the rest. Their donation was followed by $1,000 from two more members and along with several other donations, we exceeded the $4,000. The Ambulance Corp. will purchase (PPE) Personal Protection Equipment with the extra donations.