Gouverneur Rescue Squad receives funding to buy equipment to care for pediatric patients
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 5:14 pm

GOUVERNEUR – The Gouverneur Rescue Squad will get some financial help in enhancing care provided to young patients from a fund with the Northern New York Community Foundation.

The A. Eleanor Jackson Fund has provided a $5,207 grant to the squad to purchase five Handtevy pediatric dosing systems, which help ensure young infants and children in need receive optimal and accurate care in a pre-hospitalization setting.

Four kits will be used in the field for ambulance and rescue calls and an additional kit will be used for educational purposes.

The rescue squad has served the Gouverneur area and surrounding communities for more than 50 years.

“Through this fund, Eleanor continues to make a difference in the community she cared so much about,” said Rande Richardson, Community Foundation executive director. “Because of the way her fund was structured, it has enabled support for a wide variety of community programs, projects and endeavors over the years. That type of enduring support is powerful,” said Richardson.

Ms. Jackson, a longtime Gouverneur resident, established her legacy fund at the foundation through her will to provide a permanent source of grant funding to programs and projects impacting the quality of life in the town or village of Gouverneur forever. Ms. Jackson died in 2002. Since the establishment of her geographic-specific fund, more than $175,000 has been distributed throughout the Gouverneur area.