Nassau County Deputy Presiding Officer Legislator Howard Kopel and Alternate Deputy Presiding Officer Denise Ford are pleased to congratulate the Village of Lawrence upon the dedication and arrival of a new ambulance to service the Five Towns community. The ambulance was obtained via grant funding secured by Deputy Presiding Officer Kopel and Alternate Deputy Presiding Officer Denise Ford working closely with the Village of Lawrence.
“The residents of our community need every possible resource made available to them to help save lives,” said Legislator Kopel. Hatzalah and its volunteers help countless people in desperate need if critical medical help every year. The community depends on them. “I’m proud to have assisted the Village in seeing this dream of a new ambulance for Hatzalah’s use to aid our area become a reality. In so doing the Village of Lawrence is ensuring Hatzalah can continue using their expertise in emergency service solutions and provide speedy and reliable care to all members of the community in their moment of need.”
"I was proud to work with Deputy Presiding Officer Kopel to secure funding to provide the Village of Lawrence with another Ambulance to serve their community. While no one ever envisions needing to be in an ambulance, it’s important for the community to have the resources they need to make sure you're taken care of. Safety of our residents is always our first priority as legislators, and I am glad to continue providing the resources our first responders need to keep them safe," said Legislator Ford.
The brand new, fully equipped ambulance will greatly assist Hatzalah in its mission to save lives. Funding of $300,000.00 comes by way of a grant from Nassau County directed by Deputy Presiding Officer Kopel and Legislator Denise Ford to the Village of Lawrence, which has contracted with Hatzalah to operate it for the benefit of the entire Five Towns communities, and beyond.