The North Fork Ambulance is kicking off its annual membership drive by sending a special mailing to over 500 local North Fork businesses to reach out for their support first. The annual residential membership brochure will be mailed on Sept. 15.
The NFAA has been serving the North Fork area since 1969 and currently has stations in Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford. Since it receives no tax revenues, the all-volunteer, non-profit relies heavily on memberships and donations in order to continue to provide compassionate and timely pre-hospital care and transport. This year a goal has been set of increasing membership by 50 percent, from 1,800 members to 2,700 members.
Business membership covers customers who become ill or injured and require ambulance services during regular business hours. Businesses that join will receive a hand-delivered membership brochure rack, a "North Fork Ambulance Business Member" window decal, and public acknowledgement of their support.
Without increased support in funding, the NFAA stands to lose stations in both Paonia and Crawford, which could result in considerably increased emergency response times. Becoming a business member is about keeping emergency ambulance service responding from within each of our communities, which enhances our quality of life. And that is good for business!
For more information or to become a member, download an application at www.northforkambulance.com, or call 872-4303. You can also visit the North Fork Ambulance Facebook page.
At about 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, officers of the Delta Police Department were dispatched to a robbery reported at Arby's, located at 107 Gunnison River Drive. An extensive search of the area was conducted and the suspect was not located.
The suspect was reported to have walked into Arby's and after a brief conversation with an employee, was able to leave the store with a small amount of cash and coins.