Huntsville AMBUCS salutes its Strategic Partners and Sponsors:
VENTURI BRIGHTER DAY FOUNDATION Venturi Brighter Day Employee fund awarded a $5,000 grant from Venturi Brighter Day Employee Fund enabled HSV AMBUCS to access a $5,000.00 matching grant provided by the Birmingham chapter of AMBUCS. Twenty (20) Amtrykes were provided to area children with mobility challenges with these funds.
CAS Cares, a charitable foundation formed by the employees of Huntsville based CAS Inc., presented Huntsville TN Valley AMBUCS with a $4,000.00 grant plus additional donations from the Huntsville community on July 31, 2010
This grant enabled Huntsville TN Valley AMBUCS to provide area children with AmTryke therapeutic tricycles. The award check was presented by Joseph Keweza of CAS Cares.
The Shearwater Foundation awarded $5,300.00 in Grant Funding to enable Huntsville TN Valley AMBUCS to provide 10 AmTrykes to North Alabama children and others with mobility limitations.
The AmTrykes were presented to area children in April 2011 at Pack #83 Boy Scout Bicycle Rodeo. AmTryke recipients, both past and present, were invited to participate in the 1st Annual Boy Scout Bike Rodeo hosted at Asbury in Madison.
Huntsville Firefighters at Station #2 have generously donated time, tools, and labor to assemble our AmTrykes for delivery to recipients.
Firefighters at Station #2 generously donate their time and energy assembling AMTRYKES so that the children on our WishList can enjoy their bikes as soon as possible after delivery.
December saw the arrival of (17) seventeen new AMTRYKES to be distributed by HSV TN Valley Friends AMBUCS. The tricycles do not arrive already assembled, but in one huge shipment of pieces, parts, tool kits, adaptive equipment, and accessories.
With Christmas fast approaching, the South Huntsville Civitans generously donated a team of their members to spend an entire evening assembling AMTRYKES so that the children on our WishList could enjoy their trikes for Christmas.
In 2010 TORCH HELPS awarded their $10,000.00 LARGE GRANT to HSV TN VALLEY AMBUCS. This award enabled our chapter to provide 20 AmTrykes for children with mobility limitations. In addition, TORCH HELPS volunteers assisted in the building, fitting, and presentation of the AmTrykes. In 2009, TORCH HELPS provided their Small Grant Award in response to HSV TN AMBUCS application for funds. Their generous donation provided funding for two AMTRYKES for children on our WishList. These two AMTRYKES were presented to children at HSV AMBUCS 2009 Christmas presentation.
TORCH HELPS members have provided volunteer hours and support for HSV TN VALLEY AMBUCS promotional booths and events. Recently TORCH volunteers were available to staff HSV TN VALLEY AMBUCS Safety City booth.
The Fabric of America Fund was created for the purpose of providing BP America employees with a way to help make a difference in communities across the United States. To be eligible for a contribution, an organization and its activities must be based in the United States.
BP America contributed over $3.6 million to 8,700 non-profit groups and causes through the Fabric of America Fund in 2008. The list of organizations supported include youth teams, animal rescue agencies, the Special Olympics, Ronald McDonald House, the United Way, the American Cancer Society, Shriner’s Hospitals for Children and many more.
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION
The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation, Huntsville, AL location, has graciously allowed HSV AMBUCS to utilize the Community Room for our Open House/Therapy Training/Fitting Sessions for the AmTryke Program.
Children’s Rehabilitation Service ( CRS ) is a statewide organization of skilled professionals providing quality medical, rehabilitative, coordination and support services for children with special health care needs and their families. Every county in Alabama is served through a network of 15 community-based offices. This network provides specialty clinic and other services by physicians, nurses, social workers, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, registered dietitians, secretaries, and administrators.