Apple A Day Campaign

Apple A Day

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 $85,000 during the campaign’s first five years which has been distributed to 169 rural Oregon EMS volunteers for their continuing education! The 2013 campaign raised over $12,000 which will be distributed during calendar year 2014.

You can help us make the 2014 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.

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6th Annual Apple A Day Dinner and Fundraiser

This event was held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.

Apple A Day 2014 Rural Volunteer EMS Grant Cycles

Cycle 12 opened Monday, January 6, 2014 and closed Friday, February 7, 2014.

Cycle 13 opened Monday, August 4, 2014 and closed Friday, September 5, 2014.

Contact Linda Peppler |   | 503-494-4450 | toll-free 866-674-4376 | 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 2014 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 4 opened Monday, March 3 and closed Friday, April 4, 2014.

Contact Linda Peppler | | 503-494-4450 | toll-free 866-674-4376 | if you would like to be included on the mailing list for future Apple A Day Agency Training Grants.

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 2013!



Oregon Rural Health Foundation


FamilyCare Health Plans
Oregon Association of Hospitals & Health Systems


Northwest Health Foundation
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center


GCI ConnectMD
Parker Smith & Feek
Samaritan Health Services
The Neenan Company
Oregon Medical Association
Physicians Insurance A Mutual Company


Arthur Hill
Athleta Portland
Barb Hosford
Blush Beauty Bar
Bread and Ink Café
Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast, Inc
Carol Martin
Child's Play Toys
Clever Cycles
Einstein Bros Bagels
Evermore and Bluebird Guesthouses
GCI ConnectMD
Grand Central Baking
Green Leaf Juice
Hells Canyon Adventures
Helser's on Alberta
Hotel Monaco
Imperial River Company
Joanne Arnst
Laughing Planet
Louis Terkla
Lucky Lab Brewing Co.
New Renaissance Book Store
Oregon Zoo
Oren T. Leong
Pazzo Ristorante
Peggy Schrader
Por Que No Tacqueria
Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront
Praise Photography
Presents of Mind
Red Star Tavern
Ruby Jewel Scoops
Salishan Spa and Golf Resort
Stash Tea
SunGro Horitculture and Sedum Chicks
Sunny Day Café
Sunriver Resort
Tea Chai Te
Telehealth Alliance of Oregon
Terrell Brandon's Barbershop
The Fresh Pot
The Gold Door
The Hallmark Resort Newport
The Riverhouse Hotel & Convention Center
The Vintage Plaza Hotel
Timberline Lodge and Ski Area
Vaughn T James Welding
West End Bikes
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Wood Clocks by Jim Lamp
Yara Lebanese Restaurant

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