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Southern Tier Tuesdays: Candor Emergency Squad

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(WBNG) -- The Candor Emergency Squad is the winner of a two thousand dollar grant from Upstate Shredding for Southern Tier Tuesdays.

The Candor Emergency Squad has been serving the community for over 57 years.

This year due to a lack of volunteers, the Candor EMS had to hire medics and drivers.

Kelly Starkweather, the Captain of the Candor Emergency Squad, says the non-profit has never paid medics before and there isn't funding for it in their budget.

Starkweather says she is very thankful for the Southern Tier Tuesday grant, but unfortunately, more funding is needed by late summer or Candor will no longer have an emergency squad.

Candor resident, Bob Riggs, says it would be a tragedy if that happened and residents lives would be at risk.

Riggs says without a town EMS people in Candor would have to wait 45 minutes to an hour for an ambulance.

For more information on donating visit the Candor Emergency Squad website here.

Southern Tier Tuesdays is a philanthropic endeavor of Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding, and his daughter, Clover.  For more information or to nominate a Southern Tier non-profit go to southerntiertuesdays.com

Michelle Roberts

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