Pocono Mountain Regional EMS December 2022 Newsletter

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BOARD BEHIND THE SCENES

dedicated &appreciate

MUNICIPALITY REPRESENTED

Paradise Township, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors

YEARS OF SERVICE WITH PMREMS

9 years

OUTSIDE PMREMS

Advisor/Board member on several small Biotech/diagnostic companies; Treasurer of Trinity Episcopal Church in Mt. Pocono; President, Lake Swiftwater Club, fly fishing, golf, skiing, travel, wildlife and landscape photography, gardening

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU TO BE A PART OF PMREMS

It is an opportunity for Peter to give back to the community by supporting PMREMS. The team of people who work for PMR provide an essential service to the community, specifically emergency access to life saving healthcare. It is a privilege for me to work with this group of talented, dedicated, professionals who serve the community providing access to local hospitals in every season, day or night throughout the year.

KEVIN WIEAND

MUNICIPALITY REPRESENTED

Tunkhannock Township, Supervisor

YEARS OF SERVICE WITH PMREMS

1 year

OUTSIDE PMREMS

Chairman of the Tunkhannock Township Planning Commission, Kevin is the owner of Kevin Wieand Enterprises RV & TRL Repair

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU TO BE A PART OF PMREMS

Kevin serves in municipal roles as Supervisor and on the Planning Commission, as well as, Pocono Mountain Regional Emergency Medical Services to better the township and move forward to make it better for its citizens

KEVIN WIEAND

POCONO MOUNTAIN REGIONAL EM BOARD OF DIRECTORS

JOYCE ONSTEAD

MUNICIPALITY REPRESENTED

Coolbaugh Township Citizen Representative serving as PMREMS Board Secretary

JIM APGAR MUNICIPALITY REPRESENTED

Tobyhanna Township, Citizen Representative

YEARS OF SERVICE

WITH

PMR 10 years

OUTSIDE PMREMS

After a 30+ year career in grant w and IT management, Joyce now w part time for an Episcopal Churc Stroudsburg

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU PART OF PMREMS

Joyce believes that the health an viability of PMREMS is absolutel to our township and to its reside n she is also the pri or the organization

YEARS OF SERVICE WITH PMREMS 4 years

OUTSIDE PMREMS

Retired law enforcement / Forestry and Security for Pocono Lake Preserve Manager- Tunkhannock Creek Association WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU TO BE

A PART OF PMREMS

Jim serves to continue service to the community and residents of the plateau

JOYCE ONSTEAD
JIM APGAR

Lehigh Valley Health Network–Pocono Foundation Hosts

31st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

The 31st Annual Holiday Tree Lighting was held on Wednesday, Dec 7, at the Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center at Lehigh Valley Hospital–Pocono Over the past 30 years, the Holiday Tree Lighting has evolved to be the premier holiday event in the community. This long-standing partnership between the Rotary Club of the Smithfields and Lehigh Valley Health Network–Pocono Foundation raises funds to benefit local nonprofit agencies whose programs serve the needs of children in Monroe County. To date, more than $175,000 has been raised through this annual event.

This year, $11,500 in grants was awarded to 14 community nonprofit agencies for items such as coats, boots, pajamas, healthy food, school supplies and health programming. Santa Claus arrived just in time to present the checks and hand out candy canes.

Agencies that received funding included:

Family Promise of Monroe County

Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Viginia Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network

Pocono Area Transitional Housing (PATH)

Salvation Army–East Stroudsburg Corps

Sights for Hope

Boy Scouts of America-Minsi Trails Council East Strousdburg University Foundation

Equi-librium Inc.

Garden of Giving

Melon’s Gift

Pocono Environmental Education Center

Pocono Services for Families and Children

Youth Infusion Inc.

In addition to the grant award celebration, the festive evening showcased musical performances from various local school choirs and bands. At the conclusion of the performances, the children helped Santa to light the Christmas tree outside the Hughes Cancer Center while the crowd enjoyed cookies, hot chocolate and apple cider

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St. Luke’s and Sanofi Stock Pantries for Pocono Mountain Students

Sanofi US recently provided a $20,000 grant to purchase food and hygiene items for pantries at Pocono M and Pocono Mountain West Middle and Senior High Schools. The high schools’ Aevidum Mental Health Clu funding to raise awareness about depression, suicide and other teen issues.

“St. Luke’s is excited to work with Sanofi and the Pocono Mountain School District to address food insecur vulnerable areas of Monroe County,” said St. Luke’s Monroe Campus President Donald Seiple.

“We’re better together,” added Phillip St. James, CSR (Community Social Responsibility) & Community Rela welcomed the opportunity to support this worthwhile initiative ”

Pocono Mountain West’s Panther Pantry is in a former art classroom It also houses the Clothing Closet, w uniform pieces for the school day Students freely visit the pantry, taking what they need unnoticed To m students have taken items from the pantry, bags of various colors are in the room Each contains a list of and other service providers

“It is never easy to ask for help, especially if you’re a teenager,” Seiple said “The pantries enable students and discreetly Through our team, and our partners, we are building a foundation of trust with the studen seeking help.”

To donate to the food pantries, contact Evelyn Payne at evelyn.payne@sluhn.org