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Awards, Grants and Scholarships

2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award Winner Announced



Catherine “Kitty” Schaum honored for 13 years of tireless dedication

April 30, 2019 - Virginia Beach Catherine "Kitty" Schaum has been awarded the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation's 2019 Virginia Gilpin Distinguished Service Award at the organization's Annual Leadership Dinner. This prestigious annual award is presented to an honoree whose outstanding actions and activities have helped to strengthen and enhance the volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. The award celebrates and honors Kitty Schaum's 13-years of dedicated and tireless service to the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation. It is because of the exemplary work of volunteers such as Kitty Schaum, that a volunteer-based rescue squad can be maintained in Virginia Beach, providing free pre-hospital emergency care to the City's residents. Virginia Beach is a better place to work, live and play due to the efforts of Kitty, and many like her, who serve the community daily. It is with sincere gratitude that the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation recognizes Kitty Schaum's work and sacrifice.

Congratulations to the 2019 Langhorne & Pulley
Memorial Scholarship recipients

Awarded in partnership by VBVRS and VBRSF

April 30, 2019- Virginia Beach The ten student recipients of the 2019 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial Scholarship have been announced. This memorial scholarship was created in 2008 and is co-funded by the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation.

2019 Langhorne & Pulley Memorial $1,000 Scholarship Awardees:

  • Courtney Barbero, Student at EVMS Station 14
  • Maya Begovic, Student at Old Dominion University Station 14 (Sponsored by Tija Begovic)
  • Roy Latham, Student at Arizona State University Station 5 (Sponsored by Serenity Latham)
  • Rebecca Long, Student at Longwood University Station 14 (Sponsored by Jim Long)
  • Heather Richardson, Student at EVMS Station 14
  • Andrew Rosenblum, Student at Johns Hopkins University Station 14
  • Anne Svejda, Student at EVMS Station 14
  • Austin Tydings, Student at James Madison University Station 14 (Sponsored by Roy Tydings)
  • Cole Tydings, Student at James Madison University Station 14 (Sponsored by Roy Tydings)
  • Larry R. Utter, Senior at Landstown High School Marine Rescue Team (Sponsored by Larry J. Utter)
The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation are partners dedicated to maintaining a vibrant volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach. In order to continue to provide the highest quality of care, free of charge to patients, the organizations are committed to recognizing, retaining, and applauding the invaluable service that their dedicated volunteers provide to the community. The organizations recognize and honor the sacrifices that volunteers and their families make in order for the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach to operate at the highest possible level. The Langhorne & Pulley Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership designed to assist eligible volunteers and their immediate family members to continue their college education.    

Awards

The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, Inc. are partners dedicated to maintaining a vibrant volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach.  In order to continue to provide the highest quality of care, free of charge to our patients, our organizations are committed to recognizing, retaining, and applauding the invaluable service that our dedicated volunteers provide to our community and the Hampton Roads region as a whole.  Our organizations revere the sacrifices that volunteers and their families make in order for the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach to operate at the highest possible level. The Langhorne & Pulley Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership designed to assist those eligible to continue their own college education and those of their immediate family members.
ADD:  The 2019 Guidelines and Application will be available soon. 

Please contact Mary-Ellen McLean at 757-437-4830 or mmclean@vbrescuefoundation.org if you have any questions.

Grants

The Foundation’s grant program focuses on providing the City’s volunteer rescue squad entities with a fiscal alternative to improve their overall operational capabilities.

The 2019 Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation grant application process is now open. Grant Applications are due to the Foundation per the Grant Guidleines on or before October 1, 2018. Please find pertinent information and the official grant application here:

Please contact Gina Benefiel, Executive Director of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, with any questions relating to the application process.

2019 Grants totaling $82,749 were awarded to the following organizations:
  • Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad:  $6,709 to apply toward the purchase of an ALS Attack Pack and a Broselow Set
  • Chesapeake Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad:  $26,508 to apply toward the purchase of a Powerload System
  • Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Rescue Squad:  $28,000 to apply toward the purchase of a Powerload System
  • Kempsville Volunteer Rescue Squad:  $6,540 to apply toward the purchase of Six Technimount Systems
  • Virginia Beach Volunteer Water Rescue Team, Inc.:  $11,698 to apply toward Certifications
  • Council of Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc.  (Rescue Council):  $3,294 to apply toward the purchase of CO Monitors and Test Kits

Scholarships

THE LANGHORNE & PULLEY MEMORIAL 2019 SCHOLARSHIP FUND ANNOUNCEMENT

INTRODUCTION

The Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad and the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, Inc. are partners dedicated to maintaining a vibrant volunteer rescue squad system in the City of Virginia Beach.  In order to continue to provide the highest quality of care, free of charge to our patients, our organizations are committed to recognizing, retaining, and applauding the invaluable service that our dedicated volunteers provide to our community and the Hampton Roads region as a whole.  Our organizations revere the sacrifices that volunteers and their families make in order for the Volunteer Rescue Squads of Virginia Beach to operate at the highest possible level. The Langhorne & Pulley Scholarship Fund is a joint partnership designed to assist those eligible to continue their own college education and those of their immediate family members.

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