Narberth Ambulance Preps and Delivers Turkey Dinners for Families in Need
(ARDMORE) PA) Narberth, PA…For most families on Thanksgiving, stuffing themselves with turkey and all the trimmings is an annual tradition. But for other families, there is little or no food to share around the table during the holiday.
According to current statistics, one out of every four people in the Greater Philadelphia area lives in poverty and is considered to be food insecure. Eager to support families in need within the communities it serves, Narberth Ambulance will be providing 50 complete turkeys and all the trimmings and desert to area families in need in our coverage area.
This is the fourth year that the non-profit pre-hospital care and medical transport organization has purchased and delivered turkey dinners to families in need in Lower Merion, Narberth, Conshohocken and West Conshohocken. The program is spearheaded by Marie Eckman, Lieutenant of Operations.
“Marie does a fabulous job organizing this event,” said Chris Flanagan, Chief of Operations. “She has identified and partnered with local organizations in each area served by Narberth Ambulance to ensure an equitable distribution of Thanksgiving meals.”
According to Eckman, the Monday and Tuesday before Thanksgiving will be a busy days, with one shift of volunteers devoting time to packing up turkey dinners on Monday, and another helping to load them into Narberth Ambulance’s vehicles for delivery on Tuesday. “The hecticness is all worth it,” says Eckman. “It’s an honor and a privilege to support the communities that have been so supportive of Narberth Ambulance.”
ABOUT NARBERTH AMBULANCE
Narberth Ambulance is a nonprofit organization committed to providing high quality pre-hospital care and medical transportation to the 95,000 community members living in Lower Merion, Narberth, Conshohocken and West Conshohocken. Annually, Narberth Ambulance responds to 6,000 calls for emergency medical and advanced lifesaving support services. To learn more about Narberth Ambulance, visit www.narberthambulance.org.
Editor’s Note: Members of the media are invited to attend both or either event at Narberth Ambulance (101 Sibley Avenue, Ardmore, PA).
Monday, Nov. 23 – starting at 10 am: unloading groceries, packing up of turkey dinners.
Tues, Nov 24 – 5:45 pm- 6:30 pm – loading turkey dinners into Narberth Ambulance vehicles for delivery. For details, contact Leza Raffel at 215-884-6499. Post-event photos will be available to members of the media.