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PRS is run by volunteers. Every donation makes a difference. The Plainsboro Rescue Squad (PRS) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable entity (Registration Number: CH0223300) funded entirely by voluntary contributions from individuals and organizations. Everything from the ambulances, to uniforms, bandages and oxygen is paid for by these donations.
PRS responds to over 750 emergencies per year and has never charged for the service. Thanks to the dedication of many Plainsboro residents over the years, PRS has been staffed entirely by volunteers since 1974. Your contribution makes it possible for the Squad to continue its mission to help people who live, work or do business in Plainsboro.
It costs about $150,000-$200,000 per year to keep the organization operating with appropriate supplies and equipment. Currently, approximately 40% of our budget comes from a township donation (the township votes on this each year, so there is no guarantee as to what PRS will receive), about 50% comes from Plainsboro residents, and the remaining (about 10%) from corporations.
The Plainsboro Rescue Squad currently have two campaigns on GoFundMe that you can donate to, in order to support the squad and your community.
GoFundMe Campaign - Emergency Oxygen Concentrator
With the growing communities and increasingly aging population, the Plainsboro Rescue Squad is now responding to more calls than ever. The need for oxygen required to be administered to patients has gone up significantly. Oxygen supply remains at a risk in case of natural disasters or mass-casualty events.
One of the objectives of 2017 is to purchase an oxygen concentrator which will enable the Squad to generate the medical grade oxygen to be administered to the patients. Cost of oxygen is the most significant cost under medical supplies. Procurement of the oxygen concentrator will help in cost savings as well as ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen. Total cost of this system, which has a life span of 15 years, is estimated to be $28,000. We seek your support in this endeavor and any amount you can grant us will help us reach this goal earlier.
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GoFundMe Campaign - Life Saver Training RoomThe Squad is currently housed in a small building and space is a constraint. In order to successfully train and educate existing and new volunteers, the Plainsboro Rescue Squad is looking to construct a training room. The room will also benefit the community as the Squad will educate and train members of the community regarding CPR and first aid.
Plainsboro Rescue Squad is calling on your support to reach their goal of $63,000 to construct this room. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Help us help others in the community by donating to this noble cause.
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Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage employees to contribute to charitable organizations. Some provide matching funds to support employee volunteer hours. Most of these programs match contributions dollar for dollar, and some will even double or triple the amount of your gift!
Please check with your company to see if it offers a matching gift program that will match your gift or volunteer hours to Plainsboro Rescue Squad. If they do, request a matching gift form from your Human Resources department. You can also try a 'search' of your company website using keywords such as: gift matching, corporate match or volunteer match.
If your employer requires an Employer Identification Number (EIN) (i.e. Federal Tax Identification Number), please use 22-2222690.
You may mail your completed and signed matching gift form together with your donation to:
Plainsboro Rescue Squad Inc.
621 Plainsboro Rd
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
The impact of your personal gift to Plainsboro Rescue Squad may be doubled or even tripled! If you have questions about matching gifts please contact Plainsboro Rescue Squad at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-609-799-2180.
Other ways to support the Squad
There are several ways to support the Plainsboro Rescue Squad (PRS).
Become a member (or a 'cadet' member)
Tell your friends and neighbors
Subscribe to our newsletters
Donate Products or Services
There are many, many expenses involved in running PRS, and many of those materials, products or services can be provided by your company or organization. And if you donate that item to us, we can make other improvements with the monetary contributions we receive. We can also provide you with a donation/tax receipt. Some of the things we could use include:
Sewing (to adjust uniforms)
Bottles of water
Food & drink
Cell phone service
Basic mechanical work
Banking and safekeeping
We would love if the entire population of Plainsboro (residents and workers) know who we are, what we do, and how we help our community. We fundamentally exist to help and serve the population of Plainsboro and are genuine in our desire to assist people in need. If you can please help us spread the word about our organization to your friends and neighbors, that will help us—and may help them. Start by telling them about this website. Thank you!