The Primum Non Nocere Foundation, INC (the Foundation) has been formed for the purpose of assisting pre-hospital care providers during times of need and despair, especially during times of injury or ill-health.
Pre Hospital Care providers / Emergency Medical Service workers have long been considered by many as the least supported and recognized of the countries civil servants. It doesn't matter if your a volunteer, work for a private company, a private hospital or a city approved agency when there is a medical emergency we are expected to be there without question or hesitation. What happens when the pre hospital care provider themselves become the victim or patient? Many are left to fend for themselves trying to hold their family together, keep the roof above their heads and food on the table with little support from organizations and charities. The mission of Primum Non Nocere Foundation, Inc. is to try an help those pre hospital care providers get through their crisis and back on their feet.
The Primum Non Nocere Foundation - To Help and Asist Pre Hospital Care Providers in times of need
February 27, 2015
Buffalo Wild Wings EMS Family Night & Fundraiser
June 23, 2015
2016 End of the Year Update & January 2017 Update
January 17, 2017
Last Saturday, 1/7, during this winters first snow, BOD member Keith Santero and I met up with Hylton Pharr to deliver a portable Oxygen Concentrator to a wonderful person Liz Ramos who for many years worked as a Paramedic in the Bronx. She is an amazingly strong and humble person; we are honored to be able to help you in this little way. We look forward to your future posts and pictures of everywhere you can go now, keep us posted! Below is a picture and posting Liz put up on our FB page, certainly a great way to start off the new year!
On Thursday December 22nd 2016, Primum Non Nocere Foundation Board member Keith Santero, supporter Manny Kramer and myself took EMT T.R. food shopping to "Fill the Fridge" for her and her family. We were able to fill two full carts, just about $450 worth of groceries that will should last her and her family through the new year.
T.R is an EMT and was assaulted badly by an EDP while by a patient while working in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago. She is out of work for some time as she heals and we are proud to be able to help such a humble, brave and strong EMT.
Primum Non Nocere Foundation
2016 End of the Year Update
Checking Account Balance as of Dec 27th 2016: $4,999.03 (90% of all donations collected to date has been used to assist Emergency Medical Service providers in need)
No Outstanding Bills
I have submitted the IRS 990-N (e-Postcard) for 2015 on Nov 1st 2016 and accountant will follow up
The Lois & Richard Nicotra Foundation Grant - $750.00
2nd Annual Halloween Party Oct 22nd 2016 – $1443.12
EMS Brooklyn South Gathering Nov 17th 2016 – $400
What We Have Done Since August 2016:
Ø August 7th 2016 – Gave EMT L. S. an additional $100 Shoprite card to help while still recovering from open heart surgery
Ø August 25th 2016 – Whisky & Steak Dinner – Brought in $605
Ø September 8th 2016 – Mailed AMR Ambulance an $100 Speedway Gas Card and $50 Walmart card to Assist Paramedic Tim Hoffman from Grand Rapids Michigan and family through his recovery and rehab from horrible ambulance accident. Total amount Spent $150.00
Ø September 22nd 2016 – Purchased $346.66 worth of Kosher food to assist NYC Paramedic S.G and family as he heals from major back injury which occurred on the job.
Ø October 2nd 2016 Ted and I attended the NYS Volunteer Ambulance Association Conference and with BOD Linda Reismans help, made PNNF public for the first time. Overall Cost was $318.46
Ø October 7th 2016 – Sent $100 to AL Funeral Home to help with the funeral expenses of NYC Paramedic Jeanine Newhouse who passed and had no family.
Ø October 22nd 2016 – Presented EMT Kaitlyn Brunetti with our 2nd Jim & Judy Alexander EMS Memorial Scholarship of $300 at our 2nd annual Halloween Costume party which went very well overall.
Ø November 10th 2016 - Assisted FDNY Paramedic C.G and family with paying his overdue Propane bill and filling up 1 tank to last him through the Middle of December – Total amount Spent $533.02
Ø November 25th 2016 - Purchased $350.00 worth of Kosher groceries for EMT C.H. and family as he heals from an injured shoulder while waiting for compensation paperwork finalization.
Ø December 29th 2016 – Finalized purchase of a used portable Oxygen Concentrator ($1,499.00) for Bronx Paramedic L.R. and should be in her position before January 10th 2017
Ø December 29th 2016 – PNNF 2nd Whisky & Steak Dinner was a great success once again raising more than $600 profit for the foundation. A waiting list has already been started for our next event in March 2017…thinking Tequila this time J
Upcoming Events and Thoughts:
Ø Foundation Supporters: Stars of Life - $35 Donation gets you a Tee Shirt , a PNNF wrist band and a PNNF patch. Still working on all details, hope to roll out by February 2017
Ø Ongoing 50/50 Cash Prize Raffle with additional prizes starting in February and running through the end of EMS week 2017 Saturday May 27th2017
Ø Brooklyn South EMS Gathering Part Two – Feb/March at The Bean Post date and time TBA
Ø Whisky Tasting & Steak Night – March / April 2017 Date TBA
Ø Saturday May 27th 2017 - EMS Week 2017 Celebration at Bootleg Manning’s – Big fundraising party from 8pm to 11pm just for us - Band & Guest DJ’s…work in Progress
Ø Attend other local / tri state EMS conferences as vendors to get the word around, meet and greet etc..
Thank you to everyone and I am proud to say we are entering 2017 stronger than I could ever imagine!!