Our Critical Needs
We have launched our Capital Campaign to help defray costs of our new building, and WE NEED YOUR HELP.
For almost 30 years, the Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support (NEQALS) Paraemdics have provided Advanced Life Support (ALS) level care to the residents of Webster and surrounding areas, responding to more than 3,000 calls a year. We have done this without any taxation or formal fund raising. Unlike fire departments and many ambulance services in our area, NEQALS is an independent organization, supporting Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulances from West Webster, Webster, Penfield, Irondequoit, and even the city of Rochester.
Founded in 1988, NEQALS is a New York State not for profit corporation and is also registered as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Today, the majority of our income is generated by billing insurance companies of the patients we serve. Due to the complex make-up of our community, we are forced to write off more than 40% of our billing revenue as non-collectable every year.
On October 7, 2016 NEQALS launched the Webster Emergency Medical Service, a Basic Life Support ambulance. This service was launched as a supplemental transport service, in coordination with the Town of Webster, to provide our residents with faster service when the first two agencies in Town were not able to provide ambulance transport. With the addition of the ambulances, we needed to move to a larger space.
In addition to housing our 6 ambulances, 6 flycars and staff, the new building will allow us to provide community based training such as CPR, AED, and First Aid to citizens in our area.
We have purchased land on Jackson Rd, and Northwest Bank has financed a building loan for the $1.7 million project. Due to financial challenges caused by the COVID Pandemic, the building cost increased by more than $200,000. And so we are asking you to help us.
We are asking you to please consider a donation of $250, or whatever amount is comfortable, toward our Capital Fund so we can build a new home for the Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support and Webster Emergency Medical Service.
As we are a 501(c)3 charitable organization under IRS rules, your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult with your tax professional for more information.
How You Can Help
Donate Via Check
You can always donate via check. Please make the check out to the North East Quadrant Advanced Life Support and send to us at:
P.O. Box 905
Webster, NY 14580
Donate Through the United Way
The North East Quadrant Advanced Life Support is now a United Way of Greater Rochester designated donor recipient. When giving to the United Way, please consider NEQALS as a recipient of your donation.
To make a donation through the United Way, visit the United Way of Greater Rochester website.
To donate to NEQALS, specify the donor designation code of 2604.
Donations Via Our Website’s Secure Donation Form
Click the link below to donate with a credit card through our website.