Release date: 5/24/2017

Anonymous Donor and Community Foundations Award $10,000 in Grants for Emergency Services in Ulster County

Partnering with an anonymous donor, Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is awarding $10,000 in grants to shore up emergency response services in Ulster County. This opportunity provides funding for equipment and trainings which will enhance delivery and accessibility of emergency health services throughout the County.

New Paltz Rescue Squad received funds to purchase a training torso. (L - R) Kyle Hajek, EMT; Lauren Rooney, Chief Administrative Officer; Art Mellor, Driver.

“These grants exemplify the philanthropic spirit of the Hudson Valley,” said Cristin McPeake, Director of Programs. “Seeing a need, this anonymous donor stepped forward in generosity and leadership to provide funding which will increase the capacity of life-saving medical services in a variety of organizations in Ulster County.”

Grants will be conferred to the following programs and projects:
  • Bardavon/Ulster Performing Arts Center, to purchase defibrillator replacement parts
  • Family of Woodstock, to provide CPR and Narcan delivery training
  • Mohonk Preserve, to purchase a portable defibrillator and provide training
  • New Paltz Rescue Squad, to purchase a heart and lung training torso
  • Rosendale Theatre, toward the purchase of a defibrillator
  • Sawkill Volunteer Fire Company, toward the purchase of a defibrillator

About The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Serving all of Dutchess, Putnam and Ulster counties, the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley is a driving force in philanthropy in the region, distributing funds from thousands of donors to connect people who care with causes that matter. Administering more than $60 million in assets, we work with donors to provide grants and scholarships, establish endowment funds for nonprofits and other charitable causes, and collaborate with government, private foundations and local leaders to address current and emerging needs. Learn more at


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