The Elk Point Community Ambulance has received a check for $24,236.99 from the Marianne Jensen Trust. Executor Bob Geary presented the check during a special meeting April 17.
Jensen always told ambulance director Renee Irwin she wanted to do something for the ambulance. When the ambulance started fundraising, Geary asked Irwin what they needed.
The money has been earmarked for the new Stryker Power-XT Cot and Power Loader that has recently been installed in the ambulance. The former cot had mechanical issues. The crew members will experience fewer back injuries while loading patients with the new cot.
Jensen was born in Spink and graduated from Elk Point High School. She received her teaching degree from the University of South Dakota in Springfield. Jensen taught country school, junior high and high school. She retired as the Dean of Women at the University in Springfield. Following retirement, she returned to Elk Point.
“The ambulance service is very grateful for this donation as a lot of our medics are aging,” Irwin said. “This cot loads with ease.”