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$20,000 Awarded to Supporters for the Hill City Ambulance

December 19, 2023 // Grants, South Dakota Fund Grants

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) recently awarded a $20,000 South Dakota Fund grant to the Supporters for the Hill City Ambulance. Funding will support equipment requirements to meet community needs and ensure immediate medical response.

"I am so grateful to the South Dakota Community Foundation for the $20,000 matching grant", says Lori Comer, President of Supporters for the Hill City Ambulance. "Items such as a generator, snowplow, lawn mower as well as replacement batteries for the LUCAS (Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System) are vital to the day-to-day operations of our ambulance service."

Photo Left to right: Sharon Martin, Lori Comer, Theresa Mellen, Cece Rubsamen, Vicki Barlean, and Ben Larsen.

The Supporters for the Hills City Ambulance nonprofit was formed with the mission of supporting the Hill City ambulance with ongoing efforts through advocacy and fundraising. These efforts will ensure Hill City and the surrounding area remain a safe and secure community. The board consists of all volunteers and is committed to the well-being of the community and those who visit the area throughout the year.

“Ambulance services are a critical component, especially in such a rural area,” says Ginger Niemann, SDCF Senior Program Officer. “We are pleased to partner with the Supporters for the Hill City Ambulance, ensuring the availability of immediate medical attention.”

SDCF is a public non-profit organization established in 1987. SDCF, with offices in Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Aberdeen administers 1,200 funds benefiting hundreds of charitable organizations annually. The Foundation distributed nearly $30 million in grants in 2022 which made a tremendous difference in communities statewide. This would not have been possible without the generosity of our donors. If you have a specific cause you would like to support or would prefer to give for the general good of our state, please visit https://sdcommunityfoundation.org/giving to learn more or call 1-800-888-1842.