GIVING BACK

At Medic One we take great pride in contributing to the communities we serve. After all, we live here too! It’s important to us to invest our time, dollars and professional skills, and we encourage you to help where you can as well. Together, we can make a difference.

SPORTS
Kids and sports are both close to our hearts at Medic One. We invest in both by sponsoring a number of youth baseball teams in local communities around the area.

An 11 and 12-year-old Blytheville Little League team, a 7 a nd 8-year-old team in Lake City, and a tee-ball team in Pocahontas are all proud members of the Medic One baseball family. We’re also corporate sponsor of the Blytheville baseball league, and we support Jonesboro’s 10 and 11-year-old baseball teams with field signage at Joe Mack Campbell Park.

And we certainly don’t discriminate against other sports! Medic One is pleased to support teams in many of the communities we serve, like sponsoring Pocahontas’ youth soccer program; and contributing to both the Earl Bell youth football league and Manila youth football. Medic One supports other Earl Bell activities, which include the Mr. Trophy Triathlon, Cross county Triathlon and Fergus Snoddy Marathon. And of course, professionally we provide stand-by ambulance service at numerous local schools for football, basketball and baseball games.

We’re so excited about our communities’ youth sports that we recently purchased our own indoor pitching machine! Housed at our South Caraway location in Jonesboro, we invite players from our Medic One area youth baseball teams to come by and use the machine any time.

NORTHEAST ARKANSAS BUDDY BASS CLUB
Medic One proudly supports Buddy Bass Tournaments held annually by the Club throughout Northeast Arkansas. And, we’re thrilled to serve as the premiere sponsor of Poinsett County’s tournament—proceeds from which equally benefit Mothers of Angels and the Kids Fishing Derby in Pocahontas.

A great time was had by all who attended the 2nd Annual Medic One Buddy Bass Tournament, which took place May 6th at Lake Poinsett in Harrisburg. More than $800 was raised for these two special organizations. A record 71 entrants participated, vying for thousands of dollars in prizes.


MOTHERS OF ANGELS
Medic One provides ongoing support to Mothers of Angels, a non-profit organization supporting mothers who have experienced the loss of a child. Founded in September 2004, the group offers healing to all mothers—those going through recent losses or those who have suffered the loss of a child in the past.

Mothers of Angels’ volunteers provide assistance in a number of ways—with permanent markers for unmarked children’s graves; and memory boxes at St. Bernards for mothers who lose a baby at birth with a hand-crocheted blanket, hat and bootie inside.

Though volunteers are its lifeblood, Mothers of Angels could not provide these special services without generous donations. If you are interested in contributing, an account has been established at First National Bank under the name Mothers of Angels, or donations may be mailed to “Mothers of Angels” c/o Dora Edings, 2010 Greensboro Rd, Jonesboro, AR 72401. Contributions are tax deductible.

KIDS FISHING DERBY
Medic One was pleased to sponsor the first annual Kids Fishing Derby in Pocahontas last September. Kids 12 and under need only bring their fishing poles to this fun-filled event—worms, hooks, sinkers, and bobbers are provided free of charge, along with food, prizes, photos and fellowship! The Pocahontas Fire and Police Departments lent a hand with food and finger printing, and Medic One employees were on hand to bait hooks and share in the fun. We’re looking forward to next year already!

WHEELCHAIR AEROBICS
Medic One advocates fitness at all ages and levels of ability! We’re pleased that our resources allow us to offer Wheelchair Aerobics free of charge at local nursing care facilities. Contact us for more information on instructor availability.

MEDIC ONE RIDE FOR A BETTER LIFE
Benefiting the Better Life Counseling Center

Medic One is proud to serve as presenting sponsor for the Medic One Ride for a Better Life benefiting the Better Life Counseling Center. This much-anticipated 10 mile, 25 mile or 100k all-bicycle ride, held each fall, takes participants through the rolling hills of scenic Crowley’s Ridge in and around Jonesboro.

In addition to our sponsorship, Medic One employees also offer Support Aid Group (SAG) support for riders, and our ambulances are on stand-by in case of an emergency and to escort riders at the ride's start and finish.

All ride proceeds benefit the Better Life Counseling Center, a nonprofit faith-based organization in Jonesboro that provides Christian counseling to families and individuals. Moneys raised are directed to the Center’s ‘Samaritan Fund’, established to ensure no one will be turned away from counseling services for inability to pay.

The Ride for a Better Life is open to all riders, regardless of skill level. For more information, to pre-register for this year's ride, or to lend your support, please visit www.betterlife.org. Or, contact Tammy Evins at 870.935.4673 or tevins@betterlife.org.

CIVIC SUPPORT
At Medic One we are always considering new opportunities to serve the community in any number of ways through volunteerism, sponsorship and monetary contributions. This year, Medic One was pleased to provide corporate sponsorship for several very important organizations and events, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the K8 8K run/walk to benefit the American Cancer Society, and the annual Buddy Bass Tournament in Randolph County benefiting Mothers of Angels.
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