Angel Air Care receives grant
Mike O’Keeffe, CEO of Farm Credit Services of Mandan, presents a Rural Community Grant check for $26,784 to Marcy Dawson, chief flight nurse with Angel Air Care, an emergency helicopter service out of Bismarck. The grant, which is sponsored by AgriBank Farm Credit Bank in St. Paul, Minn., was used to purchase a new, smaller monitor to relay a patient’s vital signs to the receiving hospital.
Angel Air Care responds to rural North Dakota emergencies whether it’s from a farm, hunting, oil-related, or vehicle accident, or just a medical emergency where time and location make a difference. “We feel very fortunate to be able to provide these grant dollars to invaluable services like this. The needs of these oil impacted communities are really being tested and this is our way of giving back,” said O’Keeffe. Farm Credit Services Rural Community Grant Fund is a new program funded by mineral rights income to help support rural communities whose services have been affected by the oil activity in western North Dakota.