When you dial 911, you expect emergency services to be at your doorstep right away. One community ambulance service, however, is on its own form of life support. The Moweaqua Community Ambulance Service is in desperate need for volunteers, or the service may have to shut their doors.
Brookie Spa is the EMT Coordinator for Moweaqua Ambulance Service. She says the service, which started in 1982, was completely staffed by volunteers up until last year.
Spa says the service has since hired EMTs to serve the community, but that is eating away at their reserve funds.
Moweaqua Ambulance Service is a not-for-profit organization, and they do not receive any more from the village of Moweaqua. They would accept donations to keep them afloat as they search for more volunteers, and those can be mailed to P.O. Box 85, Moweaqua, IL 62550.