Community briefs: Lake Elmo Jaycees have letters to Santa fundraiser

The Lake Elmo Jaycees are holding a “letters to Santa” fundraiser. Parents can send their children’s letters (along with $5 per letter) to the address below, and the Jaycees will send back a letter from Santa in early December. Checks should be written out to LE Jaycees. Letters should be sent to: C/O Letters to Santa, PO Box 198, Lake Elmo, MN. Info: [email protected].

Local Rotary Clubs Give Money to Help Lakeview EMS

The Rotary Clubs of Stillwater, Stillwater Sunrise and Lake Elmo and The Rotary Foundation joined forces to provide grant funds to purchase emergency equipment for one ambulance.

The Rotary Foundation grant will allow the Lakeview EMS, a hospital-based ambulance service, to bring the emergency equipment up to industry standards for critical care service. The $8,495 in grant funds were presented to several members of the Lakeview EMS at the Stillwater Sunrise Club meeting on Oct. 13. The money will purchase one Sigma Spectrum infusion pump and one PneuPac paraPAC transport ventilator. The purchase of the equipment will allow an EMS truck to have the equipment onboard and able to respond to a critical care request quickly instead of going back to the hospital to pick up the needed equipment. Lakeview EMS service covers over 225 square miles in Washington County and parts of western Wisconsin and provides service to 77,000 residents.