George Bernard Shaw once said, “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. “ The privilege of being involved in a community is something Angel MedFlight air ambulance does not take lightly.
Since our start in 2007, it has been our mission to give the best quality of service to each and every patient. Our philanthropic beliefs are along the same standard, as we believe having a strong presence in our community and giving back any way we can is vital to making a positive footprint in our community. We are proud to say both of those goals have been achieved, and each year, we continue to strive for more.
In years past, Angel MedFlight has donated medical flights, donated time to charitable events, and donated thousands of dollars to local charities including: Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona, Tim & Willy’s Kids’ FUNdation, HomeBase Youth Services, Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue and many others. Additionally, each year, we team up to donate an aviation scholarship to an outstanding student here in Arizona.
For 2013, our goal is education – as a lot of our local neighbors do not know about the work we are doing right in their own backyard. Our business development team is in constant connection through our website and social media outlets looking to learn from the people we serve. In many conversations, we found we needed to do more education on what it is Angel MedFlight does on a day-to-day basis, as well as educated the public on the air ambulance industry and why we are so different that our competition (exceeding standard in patient care, adding the element of luxury and comfort and offering a perfect safety record).
Our efforts are working! Since the beginning of the year, we have already been more visible to our community, with a presence at Barrett-Jackson, the Yuma Rodeo and the Buckeye Air Fair. At two of these events we were even able to display our Learjet 35 with a mock patient to show exactly what an air ambulance looks like!
Being a part of the Buckeye Air Fair was a very exciting experience for all of us at Angel MedFlight, but especially for our aviation department. Not only were we able to display our Learjet 35, we got to meet Robert Ragozzino the record breaking pilot with the Stearman World Flight, and see exhibits like, “Flying Overtime – The Spirit of Saint Louis.”
With air shows beginning to thin-out state-wide, Angel MedFlight was proud to be a part of such an educational and interactive show that was free (and fun) for families. As part of our commitment to our community, we hope to see more of you! If you have a fun event, tell us about it on our facebook page at Angel MedFlight.