Williston Park business supports fundraising raffle

January 9, 2013 by  

Mr. Jay’s Appliances and Electronics in Williston Park recently provided the prizes and support for a raffle held by the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Since the 1980s, the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps has provided emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to Mineola and the surrounding area, including Williston Park. Providing around-the-clock emergency service, even using volunteer EMTs, is not inexpensive, which may be why the Ambulance Corps recently held a raffle to raise money. It was the first fundraising effort of its kind that the Ambulance Corps has held.

Mr. Jay’s, a Williston Park business, donated a 32-inch television to the raffle. The appliance and electronics store has been in business since 1961 and was happy to support the Ambulance Corps. Susan Grant was the lucky winner of the television and the first winner of the raffle ever. She was not able to attend the drawing, so her award was accepted by Tracy Scatigno.

Mitchell York, the recently elected vice-president of the Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps, expressed sincere gratitude at the support received from Mr. Jay’s. To further recognize the store, the Ambulance Corps might consider hiring a Williston Park stationery printing service to produce a certificate thanking the store. York pointed out that support from Mr. Jay’s is what allows the Ambulance Corps to stay in operation. He noted that the organization responds to over 1,000 calls each year.

The Mineola Volunteer Ambulance Corps is always looking for area residents who want to help out and provides full training to any volunteers, so no experience is required.