Wilkes County EMS receives $21,000 grant

MOORESVILLE — The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $21,000 grant to Wilkes County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the purchase of seven stair chairs. These devices enable paramedics to move patients up or down stairs, and through tight areas of their home.

“Patient safety is a priority for us. The stair chair is a great tool to ensure that we are able to move patients safely during their treatment,” said Eric Morrison, director Wilkes County EMS.

“The Lowe’s hometown grant program is dedicated to helping meet critical needs in our local communities,” said Maureen Ausura, chairwoman of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “By supporting Wilkes County EMS, we’re contributing to a cause that’s important to our customers and employees.”

The Wilkes County EMS grant was recommended by Lowe’s hometown grant advisory committee comprised of representatives from education, recreation and business in greater Wilkesboro-area communities. The committee reviews applications quarterly and recommends grants to the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation board of directors. The foundation has earmarked $250,000 in annual contributions for greater Wilkesboro-area community improvement and public school projects.

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