In 1982, B.M. Stanton, a concerned and dedicated citizen of Virginia Beach, saw an immediate need to support the volunteer efforts of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad. In an effort to raise awareness and support for this endeavor, he combined his business savvy and profound appreciation for the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad to form what would become known as the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation.
“All of us who have lived at the Beach for a number of years have had occasion to learn first hand, or thru family or friends, just what a marvelous service the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad performs for our community. Whether you have an auto accident, household accident, heart attack, or just any need for ambulance service and medical attention…the Rescue Squad is there within minutes, with medical knowledge, equipment and medical supplies, to give aid and comfort…
Rescue Squad volunteers are truly a generous, devoted group of people, dedicated to serving their fellowmen…I am so appreciative and grateful to these wonderful people for their humane service to the community…It is my hope that you, too, share my admiration and respect for the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad and that you will want to raise funds to endow the Squad, so it will have the necessary equipment and supplies, and to assure that the Rescue Squad will remain on a volunteer basis, the same as it has been since the Squad was organized in 1952.”
The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization operated by a board of directors.