Apple A Day Campaign
Oregon is a large and beautiful state. From the gorgeous coastline to the mountaintops of eastern Oregon, and all the geological wonders in between, Oregon has it all. Most of us assume that if we have a medical emergency while we’re out exploring our wonderful state, help is just a 9-1-1 call away. That is true, but what you may not realize is that in many rural parts of this state the people who respond to that 9-1-1 call are volunteers. Without these volunteers the response to a 9-1-1 call could be hours away.
These volunteers take time off work and away from their families to become Emergency Medical Responders (formerly licensed as First Responders) and EMS Providers (formerly licensed as EMTs). They pay out of their own pockets to get the training needed to respond when you call -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. But more and more, these volunteers simply can’t afford the ongoing tuition and related travel costs. They need your help.
The Oregon Office of Rural Health, through its Apple A Day campaign, raises funds to help these volunteers pay for their EMS training. We have had great success and raised $72,000 during the campaign’s first four years which has been distributed to 147 rural Oregon EMS volunteers for their continuing education! The 2012 campaign was the most successful yet and raised over $20,000 which will be distributed in two individual grant cycles and one EMS agency training cycle during calendar year 2013.
You can help us make the 2013 Apple A Day campaign the most successful one yet. Contribute today and help ensure that no matter what corner of our state you visit, you can expect a prompt response if you ever need to dial 9-1-1. Individuals and organizations can make contributions all year long right here on our website. If you want additional information or want to find out other ways you can contribute, contact our office at 503-494-4450.
The OHSU Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and is the repository for all private grants and charitable donations in support of OHSU. The Taxpayer Identification number is 23-7083114. 100% of donations to the Apple A Day campaign go directly toward the rural volunteer EMS grant program.
Apple A Day 2013 Rural Volunteer EMS Grant Cycles
We anticipate two grant cycles during calendar year 2013 scheduled as follows:
Contact Joanne Arnst if you would like to add your name to the list of people who automatically receive Apple A Day grant applications at the beginning of each cycle.
Apple A Day 2013 Rural EMS Agency Training Grant Cycle
If you represent a rural EMS agency that would like to conduct an in-house training for your staff, and perhaps invite other EMS personnel from surrounding communities, this grant is for you! These funds may also be used to send staff to training for their initial EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate certification.
Please note that you must be located in a rural area and recognized by the Oregon Health Authority EMS & Trauma Systems Program as an organization that participates in Oregon’s 9-1-1 response system. You may request funding for any training class or exercise you plan to complete within the next 12 months.
- Cycle closed 3/22/13
Thank You, Sponsors and Donors!
Our heartfelt thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their selfless and generous donation of time, craftsmanship and dollars during 2012!
FamilyCare Health Plans
Northwest Health Foundation
Oregon Assoc. of Hospitals & Health Systems
Oregon Rural Health Association
Samuel S Johnson Foundation
Parker Smith & Feek, Inc.
Samaritan Health Services
Depoe Bay Winery
Dundees Bar and Grill
Eola Hills Wine Cellars
Foiled Again Stained Glass Creations
Funland Entertainment, Inc.
The Hallmark Resort
High Desert Museum
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Imperial River Company
Insomnia Coffee Company
Jewelry by SanJe
Laurel’s Wine Shop
Oren T Leong, MD
Marriott Downtown Portland
Mike’s Cycle Shop
Moon Kissed Creations
Morrow County Health District
NE Oregon AHEC
Norma’s Seafood and Steak
The Ocean Lodge
Once Upon a Breeze
Pacific Seafood-Powell Street
Pig N’ Pancake
Red Lion Hotel on the River- Jantzen Beach
Residence Inn by Marriott-Riverplace
Salishan Spa and Golf Resort
Louis G Terkla, DMD
Tidal Raves Seafood Grill
Whale’s Tail Chartered Whale Watching
Wheel Fun Rentals
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Young East Asian Medicine