Nearly 5,000 times per year, the Waynesboro First Aid Crew (WFAC) responds to persons in need. Now we are asking for your help with our annual fund drive. We respond 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to approximately 30 square miles of service area in the City of Waynesboro and Augusta County. We have all had to adjust due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WFAC has had to expand its limited resources to confront the coronavirus.
Now more than ever your support is critical. Our ability to provide continued emergency medical services depends heavily on your generosity. WFAC is a private organization made up of professional care providers augmented by a cadre of volunteers. The cost to keep our agency in business is just over 1.2 million dollars annually. While we do receive
payment from insurance companies and support from the City of Waynesboro, private donations are essential.
All contributions are tax-deductible. One attractive way to support WFAC is through the donation of appreciated stock. Donors avoid capital gains taxes, a true “win-win.” Gifts through estate planning have also played an
important role over the history of the organization. WFAC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
This year we are able to double the impact of your donation through a matching grant from the Virginia Office of EMS. Funds contributed towards the purchase of our new ambulance will be matched up to 50% of the
cost of the vehicle. A new ambulance costs approximately $235,000 without required life-saving equipment. Add the equipment and radios, and the price quickly jumps to approximately $300,000. We maintain our fleet very
well, allowing us to use ambulances for approximately a decade, accruing well over 100,000 miles.
It is very important that we receive your donation. Our continued ability to pay for staffing, the training of our members, purchase supplies, fuel and update our equipment and vehicles, all rely on your donation. Emergency medical technician classes cost on average $500.00 per person, and to send an employee through a Paramedic course costs thousands.
Please consider making a financial contribution to WFAC. You cannot put a price on your life, the life of a loved one, or a neighbor. Emergencies can happen at any time to anyone and the next emergency could be yours.
You have counted on us to be there for you since 1951 and we continue to count on you. Our continued success is up to you!
We are always in need of volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in joining the rescue squad please email, call or stop by the squad building. All required training is provided free of charge. Make sure to
check our website often for upcoming fundraisers or other events. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.
WFAC is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and we very much appreciate your continued support!