December 11, 2001

Contact: Sarah Ray
Posted: December 11, 2001

MIDDLEBURY, VT - Middlebury College has donated $30,000 to the Middlebury Volunteer Ambulance Association (MVAA). The funds, which the association used to buy a new ambulance, were provided by an anonymous donor to the College who requested that they be used specifically for this purpose.

The MVAA was able to buy the new ambulance, which cost more than $105,000, by combining the College's gift with previously existing funds and the money from the sale of the old ambulance.

According to Bob Goelet, a Middlebury College senior and the student liaison to the MVAA, 10 students, including one who is currently studying abroad during his junior year, and two staff members from the College are currently volunteers with the association. The students each volunteer approximately 96 hours a month from September through May. Annually, all College volunteers provide more than 9,400 hours of service to the organization.