Rebuilding Together 2021

On Saturday, April 24th, 2021, Ambulance Service of Manchester employees, friends, and family members will participate in the Town of Manchester’s 29th annual Rebuilding Together Event. The “First-Responder Group” will be led by Tim Lachappelle and will make up only a small portion of volunteers as nearly 1200 individuals registered for the workday. If you are interested in participating please contact Tim Lachappelle, ASM Team Leader for details.

REBUILDING TOGETHER is part of a National non-profit organization called Rebuilding Together. The goal of this organization is to bring communities together in efforts to assist those in need of general home repair and improvements.

This is a volunteer organization that, in partnership with the community, rehabilitates the houses of low-income homeowners. The program targets the elderly, disabled and families with children, so they may continue to live in warmth, safety, and independence. REBUILDING TOGETHER is a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization supported entirely by voluntary contributions of time and money. After months of planning and preparation, the program culminates on a National rebuilding usually the last Saturday in April. All repairs are completed on that one day. 

Tim LaChappelle Celebrates 15 Years of Service

MANCHESTER — On February 2nd, 2021, ASM’s Tim LaChappelle, celebrated 15 years of service with the Ambulance Service of Manchester. In 2013 Tim was promoted to the position of Field Supervisor and took on additional responsibilities as a Preceptor for ASM’s Paramedic program.

Congratulations and thank you for the hard work and dedication.

ASM Supports Manchester High School Students Vision

Gentle Love Diaper Pantry is a youth-run nonprofit organization based in Manchester, CT that connects families who face economic barriers with diapers and other baby essentials. The organization was started by Kyle Zingler, a junior at Manchester High School, with the support of some of his classmates including Alexandra Hamza, Jabari Murphy, along with his sister Julia Zingler and her close friend, Sylvia Squatrito. One day in early April, Kyle’s mother, who works as the Director of Family, School, and Community Partnerships for Vernon Public Schools, described her struggles of connecting a mother involved in a domestic violence incident with diapers. Kyle was motivated to solve this injustice after learning that there were no diaper or baby supply pantries accessible to families in his community. After further research he also found that diapers were not covered under SNAP or WIC programs and that they amounted to a substantial expense for families, costing $70-$80 per a child per month. Since their launch in June, they have collected over 45,000 diapers, 37,000 wipes, and hundreds of other baby products through community drives which have been distributed through the MACC Food Pantry, the MPS Welcome Center, and the ECHN Family Development Center.

ASM’s Laura McHuge and Mona Mercure present Kyle Zingler with a donation for Gentle Love Diaper Pantry

Justin Craig Celebrates 5 Years of Service with ASM

ASM is proud to congratulate Emergency Medical Technician, Justin Craig. ASM would like to thank you for your tireless effort to serve our community. Justin celebrated 5 years of service on February, 1st.  Congratulations Justin!

Meet the Newest Members of the Team: ASM Hires Four – 2021

From left to right: Cameron Schmelter, Kristina Catterfeld, Karen Hopper and Alicia Hillyer

MANCHESTER — On January 25th, 2021 four EMTs were added to the ASM team. As part of our continued growth, ASM looks for employees who are focused on high-quality patient care, are team-oriented, and conduct themselves in a professional manner. During the orientation, employees learn about company philosophy and goals, quality assurance, and policies and procedures. If you’re interested in applying please click on the link below.

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Ambulance Service of Manchester, CT State Police and Highland Park Market Team Up to Promote CT Children’s Hospital Virtual Toy Drive

South Windsor Stuff a Truck Toy Drive

The South Windsor STUFF-A-TRUCK Toy Drive was held this past Saturday, December 12th at Stop & Shop.  South Windsor Police teamed up with Ambulance Service of Manchester’s Hannah Scrivener and Michael Hoyt to collect toys and cash. All donations will benefit South Windsor families in need this Holiday season.

ASM to Host New Year’s Eve American Red Cross Blood Drive

MANCHESTER- On Thursday, December 31st, 2020 Ambulance Service of Manchester will host our sixth American Red Cross Blood Drive at ASM’s headquarters. Employees, friends, family, and community members are welcome to participate. Please click on the link below to register in advance.  

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Emergency of Hunger Results!

MANCHESTER – The 12th Annual “Emergency of Hunger” Food Drive, composed of 1st Responders, Rotary members, and others, was a great success. All donations went to benefit South Windsor Food & Fuel bank and Manchester Area Conferences of Churches food pantry. This year, we collected food, gift cards and cash at Highland Park Market, Geisler’s and Stop & Shop in both South Windsor and Manchester. With added precautions in place to ensure the safety of the participants as well as the donors, we finished strong and here are the results:

South Windsor Totals: Food Items: 8,984 Turkeys: 160 Cash: $12,000

Manchester Totals: Food Items: 7,723 Turkeys: 366 Cash: $18,691.73

Combined Totals: Food Items: 16,707 Turkeys: 526 Cash: $30,691.73

ASM would like to thank everyone involved for making this year’s food drive a success, despite the added challenges.

Highland Park Market, Stop & Shop South Windsor, Geissler’s, Manchester Police Department, South Windsor Police Department, Harbor Chase, South Windsor Rotary Club, Manchester Police Explorers, South Windsor Fire Department, Manchester Community College and all of hard working staff at Ambulance service of Manchester.