Cetronia donates ambulance to Honduras
August 9, 2021 | Category: News
When our service manager from Haldeman Ford of Kutztown reached out to us with an opportunity to donate one of our ambulances that he knew was heading for the scrap yard, Cetronia Ambulance Corps jumped at the chance to extend #6281’s life just a little longer. Had he not been in church that day to hear his Pastor referencing the nonprofit group Food For the Poor and their need for an ambulance donation in the small mountainous town of Vallecillo, Honduras this wonderful story may have never happened.
The venture with Food For the Poor took a couple of months filled with some paperwork and logistics planning, but in the long run it was all worth the time and effort. “Being a nonprofit organization ourselves, we truly understand the need for generosity from others,” said Robert F. Mateff Sr., CEO of Cetronia Ambulance Corps. “Just seeing the picture of our vehicle in its new home makes us proud since we know the mission is the same as ours. We hope it helps save just as many lives as it did for us in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania.”
Honduras was struck by Hurricanes Eta and Iota in November. The country is in the rebuilding phase from what these storms had destroyed. “All the stars aligned for this Central American country when Cetronia received the ask. Each person that I have had contact with at Food For the Poor during this entire process has been so appreciative and humbled by our donation,” said Kim Blichar, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Cetronia Ambulance Corps. “We saw this organization and the country they were representing as the perfect fit to the community-minded philosophies we try to live daily.”
Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of hungry children and families living in poverty primarily in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicine, educational materials, homes, support for vulnerable children, care for the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.
We’d also to thank @69News for covering this story. You can watch the news segment here: https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehighvalley/donated-ambulance-from-lehigh-valley-answers-honduras-communitys-prayers/article_3ef9ff72-e3f7-11eb-a2b7-03c670362361.html