Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Paragon Films Donates to Alexander Rescue Squad

(l-r) Terry Foxx-Captain, Scott King – Paragon Films Plant Manager and Keith Millsaps –Board President

In today’s tough economic times organizations that rely on donations for operating expenses must make every dollar count and those organizations must reach out to all for assistance. We in emergency services know the importance of good community relations and must have the ability to reach out to those private and non-governmental partners when seeking funding sources. Each year Alexander Rescue Squad holds its annual portrait fund raiser. This is accomplished through a mass mailing that goes to each property owner in the county which gives that property owner the ability to donate to Alexander Rescue Squad. Alexander Rescue Squad has been very fortunate and truly blessed to receive many generous donations throughout the years.

Once such donation came recently from Paragon Films Inc. Rescue Squad Captain, Terry Foxx received a call from the industry requesting he and the Board President meet with Paragon officials to receive a donation. The meeting was arranged and both Foxx and Board President Keith Millsaps meet with Paragon Films on March 26, 2012. At the meeting Paragon presented the Squad a check for $1,500.00. Paragon Plant Manager, Scott King stated Paragon’s mission was “building others and helping humanity”. Mr. King stated as he had traveled about Alexander County he had seen on a number of occasions when Alexander Rescue Squad had been out helping others and after Paragon’s corporate office had received the Squad’s general fund raiser letter, discussions between the corporate office and the Alexander County facility had generated the donation. Mr. King stated that Paragon was a community based and a service oriented company and they wanted to give back to the communities where they are located.

Alexander Rescue Squad would like to take the opportunity to Thank Paragon Films, Inc for the generous donation and to all others who have donated throughout the years. Alexander Rescue Squad has been in operation since 1959, providing a variety of specialized rescue services to the citizens of Alexander County.

Alexander Rescue Squad is a member of the United Way of Alexander County and if you are interested in becoming a member please join us at one of our regular meetings on the 2nd or 4th Thursday night of each month or if you would like to make a donation please send that to P.O. Box 938, Taylorsville. The Squad’s base is located at 197 Emergency Street, Taylorsville. If you would like more information please email us at 4info_rescue@alexanderrescue.org or contact our base @ 828-632-9410.

Derek Getz
Public Relations Officer
Alexander Rescue Squad