A flu clinic held at Erickson Pharmacy has helped raise $230 for the Clintonville Area Ambulance Service (CAAS).
The flu clinic, held from November 2012 through January 2013, was an opportunity for Erickson Pharmacy to donate $5 per flu shot to the ambulance service. CAAS personnel helped with the flu clinic by administering the flu shots.
Additionally, the CAAS provided blood pressure checks all week in Clintonville and Marion, to celebrate National EMS Week.
CAAS also held a brat fry at Erickson Pharmacy on Friday, May 24.
“We’re trying to raise money to build a new ambulance station,” said Shelly Schroepfer of the CAAS. “We are now serving a larger area, and we’ve outgrown our facilities. We’re working on securing grants, and the townships we serve pay their share, but we still need to fundraise for items that will benefit patients but are not covered in our budget. Erickson Pharmacy has been tremendously supportive of all of our fundraisers, and they have provided many donations to help cover the costs associated with our fundraisers and community events.”
Schroepfer said a location for the new station has not yet been chosen.
Diane Collier of Erickson Pharmacy said the ambulance service’s needs are a priority for Clintonville and the surrounding areas.
“Erickson Pharmacy is here for anything community-oriented-whether it’s schools, sports, or the ambulance service,” said Collier. “We know the situation that the CAAS is in, and we want to help them.”
To make a donation to the CAAS building program, call 715-823-5967 or mail a check to PO Box 98, Clintonville, WI 54929.