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Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary


Tonya Harrell,
Director of Programs
(757) 831-4853

Virginia Beach, VA (June 16, 2023) – The Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation (VBRSF), proudly celebrates its 40th Anniversary. In recognition of this achievement, VBRSF is conveying its gratitude to its stakeholders for their ongoing support over the past 40 years.

Over the last four decades, the mission of the Foundation has expanded to support all ten volunteer rescue squads and Marine Rescue Team, that serves our city, citizens, and its visitors. With the mark of the 40th Anniversary, the VBRSF is unveiling its new Giving Squad. The Giving Squad consists of four levels of giving which allows the VBRSF to continue to provide programs, services, and lifesaving equipment to help the VB Rescue – Volunteer EMS Squads operations. To learn how you can be a part of the Giving Squad, visit VB Rescue Squad Foundation Donate.

“We are honored to continue our mission to advocate, support and recruit for the VB Rescue system,” said Gina Benefiel, Executive Director of the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation. “We are proud to serve the heroes who save their own neighbors in their time of need.”

About Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports an independent and vital emergency medical care and transport system – ensuring a quality citywide system of rescue services. Further, the Foundation demonstrates its commitment to the volunteer rescue squad system through advocacy and strong community connections by offering programs and services to each of the rescue squads and by bringing strong community awareness to the system with marketing and public relations campaigns.

For more information, visit and connect with Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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