REDLANDS – As a commitment to the overall safety of the entire community of Redlands,
Redlands Community Hospital has donated $2,500.00 to kick off a local
corporate campaign to raise additional funds for the City to purchase
a new ladder fire truck.
Hospital President and CEO Jim Holmes recently presented members of the
Redlands Ladder Truck Fund Committee with the donation.
“As part of the emergency response team in the community, Redlands
Community Hospital works every day with members of our local fire department,”
said Holmes. “It was a natural move for us to help kick off the
corporate campaign to help raise enough funds to purchase a new ladder
The Redlands fire truck corporate campaign is part of an overall effort
by a group of community volunteers who have rolled up their sleeves to
ensure that the Redlands Fire Department could purchase a new ladder fire
truck, which costs about $800,000. The City has received a federal grant
of $636,000 toward the purchase of the new truck but more money is needed
to finalize the purchase.
“Our local fire fighters help keep us safe every day,” said
Neal Waner, a Redlands business leader who is a member of the Redlands
Ladder Truck Fund Committee. “Now we need our local businesses to
step up and help us help our fire fighters.”
Waner said he was very appreciative of Redlands Community Hospital’s
support and said it was no surprise that the hospital, a non-profit itself,
stepped up to kick off the corporate campaign. “That is what Redlands
is all about, local businesses and individuals going above and beyond
to ensure that our community is safe. The hospital is a local champion
of Redland’s community spirit.”
In presenting the donation, Holmes was joined by many hospital staff members
as well as local fire fighters on the campus of the hospital.
Redlands Community Hospital is a not-for-profit, stand alone hospital.