Fifth grade class creates handmade blankets for child patients
Class chooses Acadian for annual service project
MANSURA, La. — Each year around the holidays Ms. Brandi Lee's 5th grade class at Avoyelles Public Charter School takes on a service project to honor those that serve others in the community. This year her class chose Acadian Ambulance.
Ms. Lee’s class handmade blankets to give to the ambulance service so that when a child had to be transported they would have something comforting with them for the ride. The children raised money for supplies by selling what they called "reindeer food.”
Acadian Ambulance Paramedic Bobby Todd was asked, personally, to come to the school for the presentation. Todd had previously transported Ms. Lee's son and, as a way of saying thanks to him, was asked to be the representative to receive the blankets on behalf of Acadian Ambulance.
“When we transport children it is often a difficult and scary time in their lives,” said Todd, “and we do anything that we can to comfort them. Having these handmade blankets on hand for our patients will surely brighten up their day. It was such a selfless and heartwarming thing for Ms. Lee’s class to do, and we are truly grateful.”
Everyone at Acadian Ambulance would like to send a big thank you to Ms. Lee’s class for being so kind and thoughtful.
Acadian Ambulance is committed to their patients and their communities. They are an emergency and non-emergency medical transportation provider to Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.
Since 1971, Acadian has provided the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade, the company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.