9:00 AM EST, November 14, 2012
When we least expect it at some time in our lives we or someone we love takes a ride in an ambulance. The cost for this is not cheap. I know first hand because I have been in one a couple of times. An ambulance ride is one of the most expensive rides youll ever have.
So I sat and thought about how to pay for this, then it came to me. A shared program for all lincoln co. residents. Each household in lincoln co. would give to the co.a $25.00 check or money order to the community based fund. This money would be set aside to cover your ride in the ambulance.
To have your bill paid you simply take your bill to the community based fund office at the buzz walker bldg. and from the fund they pay the bill. All you have to do is show your name and they match it up to your paid fund. We do this every year and the dreaded bill is paid for.
We could do this with other things that may arise in our life time. A disaster fund could also be started. A small amount from each household when added to others makes a world of difference.
We see this on our electric bills already, with a community based one we could ensure that the money stays in our community to help those in need.
If this sounds like something that you would like to see enacted in our community we just need to get in touch with our town council and see it gets done. We should insist that this money is not to be outsourced, invested, or for any other reason than with so applied.