100 Men contribution goes to Rescue Squad


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December 15, 2016 12:00 AM

The Lloydminster Rescue Squad recently received a donation that’ll go toward making the Border City a little bit safer.
After becoming the recipient of 100 Men Lloydminster’s latest charity meeting, the Rescue Squad got the funds that were raised and is putting them toward a combination tool that’ll benefit any distressed people who find themselves on the other end of one of its emergency calls.
“A combination tool, it encases basically the spreaders, or the Jaws of Life, and it also has cutting abilities, so it’s kind of a versatile tool that’s a mixture between both cutter and spreader,” said Brandon King, deputy chief of the Lloydminster Rescue Squad.
“It’ll help increase our response time, it’ll also give us the ability to multitask on a scene when it comes to multiple extrications and anything that deals with any portability issues that our tools have right now.”
King also said it feels absolutely great to get the donation and the whole squad was excited to receive the nod from the charity, adding what 100 Men Lloydminster is doing for the community is extremely beneficial and he hopes they continue on into the future.
As it sits right now, the Rescue Squad got roughly $5,000 from the donation, but more cash could be rolling in as members who weren’t at the meeting are still being tracked down for their contributions.
Cofounder of 100 Men Lloydminster, Rob Anderson, agreed the Rescue Squad’s presentation for the combi-tool was compelling, and the fact it was putting the donations toward a lifesaving tool had a strong impact on the charity.
“We’ve heard from a lot of different groups over seven meetings and all of them have priorities that I think strike a chord with people because they’re helping those that are less fortunate or are in trouble, whatever the case may be,” he said.
“So I think the presentations are all really valid, it’s just whatever one sort of strikes a chord with the most people at that particular meeting.”
Anderson said since its formation last year, 100 Men Lloydminster has raised nearly $50,000 to put back into the community, which is a figure he considers a success.
He also added the group is always looking for new members, and just because it’s called 100 Men, that doesn’t mean women aren’t allowed to sign up and take part as well.
“Check out the website, our contact info is on there, feel free to reach out, or if there are other not-for-profit organizations out there that would like to have an opportunity to present to us, we’re looking for groups too,” he said.
Contact information for 100 Men Lloydminster can be found at 100menlloyd.com.

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