Posted by Nabil Bedewi on Mar 21, 2019
This project is "On Hold" for at least one year.  Southern Emergency Services needs to re-assess its ability to operate the service in Placencia.
 
Funds received for this project have been re-allocated to the Fire Truck project (see this link).  Donors are welcome to contact us if they would like to make other arrangements related to their donation to this project by contacting us at Board@believeinbelize.org.
 
 
 
As part of its Health Program / Medical Equipment Initiative, Believe in Belize initiated a project to provide 2 ambulances to service the Placencia Peninsula.
 
Strategically, Believe in Belize would like to assist emergency service providers acquire ambulances throughout Belize.  This is our first project.  The Rotary Club of Placencia (http://placencia-rotary.squarespace.com/) will assist us with clearing customs in Belize and driving the ambulances to Southern Emergency Services (https://www.facebook.com/sesbelize/) in Stann Creek District who will be the eventual owner of the ambulances and non-profit operator of the emergency service.
 
The ambulances will serve the Placencia peninsula community of 3,500-5,000 people (depending on tourist season).  Currently there is one ambulance privately owned by a local physician.  This service is for profit, and with limited availability.
 
The Rotary Club of Edmonton Riverview in Alberta, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/edmontonriverviewrotary/) is donating both ambulances to Believe in Belize.  However, the cost to refurbish and ship each ambulance is US $4,000 - $5,000 so we need to raise funds in the amount of $8,000 - $10,000.
 
Major Donors (US $1000+)
    
 
Please consider supporting this project using one of the four options below:
 
Shop at Boon Supply and we get 50% of your purchase amount. Search for "Believe in Belize" at their website if this link https://www.boonsupply.com/collections/all?fundraiser=91944 does not work for some reason.
 
Make a US tax deductible donation through our 501c3 sponsor FJC: A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds at our donation page here.  However, you must use a US based credit card.
 
Click the Donate button below to use PayPal or your credit card (donations are not tax deductible). 
 
 
To discuss other donation options, please contact us.
 
Any individual or organization donating more than US $1,000 will be recognized as a Major Donor.
see our homepage or this project as an example
 
We are happy to report that Rotary E-Club of One World has committed to a generous donation of $1000 to support this project.
 
We are happy to report that Rotary Club of Grand Cayman has committed to a generous donation of at least $2500 to support this project.
 
We will also be happy to fill out an application for a District Matching grant for any donating Rotary Club. 
 
Please note that your donation (after fees are taken out) will only go to this project.  However, if we raise more than needed for this project, the additional funds will be set aside and committed for a future project.
 
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