The Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps has an annual operating cost of over $95,000. These operating expenses include, insurance, ambulance maintenance, fuel, uniforms, medical supplies, utilities, training, etc.
Sources of Funding:
Annual Fund-Drive from the Little Neck-Douglaston Community. Fund-drive envelopes are mailed out to all residents of Little Neck and Douglaston annually, but donations are gladly accepted and deeply appreciated anytime during the year. If you would like to receive an envelope to make a donation, please complete call our offfice at (718) 423-2333 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cost Recovery -- Cost Recovery for the Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps is handled by Certified Ambulance Group (CAG). The majority of the patients we transport have a benefit or entitlement, which cover emergency ambulance transport. When using the Cost Recovery program, these third party payers such as Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and auto insurance are sent statements to recover the costs of the care and transportation. This money is available for every ambulance service which meets the minimum state requirements.
- Donations of Redeemable Cans and Bottles -- The Little Neck-Douglaston Community Ambulance Corps gladly accepts cans and bottles that are redeemable for the 5 cent deposit (soda, beer, etc.). These bottles are collected and redeemed to support the Ambulance Corps. While this may be considered a small donation, it is an important contribution in the long run. It not only brings in more funding to the Ambulance Corps, but also helps the environment through recycling. If you have any redeemable cans and bottles you wish to donate, drop them off at the Ambulance Corps Headquarters, 42-18 Marathon Parkway. There is usually a recycling can near the front door marked "5 Cent Deposit Recyclables."