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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Wabash Valley Correctional Facility
CARLISLE -- “Propeller Pals” is flying high after delivering Wabash Valley Correctional Facility (WVCF) cargo to the Air Evac Lifeteam!
The WVCF Purposeful Living Units Serve (PLUS) sewing crew created stuffed animals and pillow quilts for youngsters needing to board the rapid medical support chopper. The PLUS toys help calm sick or injured children, easing the stress that can come with an unexpected emergency flight.
“Our PLUS participants couldn’t wait to take off on this project,” said PLUS Coordinator Jackie Storm. “What a great way to give back to community by helping little ones feel maybe just a little bit better during a scary time in their lives.”
The Air Evac crew touched down for the toy pickup at the Baesler’s Market lot in Linton, Indiana, culminating a team effort between WVCF and How Charming Photography which launched “Propeller Pals.”
“ We appreciate being able to offer such a wonderful, comforting little animal to the children,” said Lori Mayle, Program Director for the Brazil, Indiana based Air Evac Lifeteam unit.
The 25 Wabash Valley PLUS toys, everything from stuffed frogs to ponies and 25 pillow quilts, will benefit children in the 70 mile radius covered by Air Evac. The WVCF faith and character based housing unit is ready to make additional stuffed toys when the current supply runs low. Last year PLUS made over 5,000 quilts and related items with donated materials to benefit the needy in the Wabash Valley area.
About Air Evac Lifeteam:
Air Evac Lifeteam is a membership-supported air ambulance company that provides emergency care and rapid medical transport to rural communities throughout the US. The company operates more than 100 bases across 15 states with helicopters and/or airplanes standing by to provide emergency medical service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are 3 Air Evac bases in IN, Brazil ( Paoli, and Evansville, Indiana) that each cover approximately a 70 mile radius supporting their coverage area.
About Propeller Pals:
Propeller Pals, launched by Charming Photography and Design is an effort to give back to local communities in cooperation with the Greene County Ambassador Program. For more information visit www.facebook.com/hcppropellerpals
About the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility:
WVCF is located north of Carlisle, Indiana in Sullivan County and began operations in 1992. An average daily population of 1,972 offenders is housed on the 340 acre site adjacent to U.S 41. Total capacity is 2,198 with 651 approved state staff positions including 524 custody and 118 contractual employees. Annual operating costs total nearly 38 million dollars.
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News Writer: Lucy Perry