Friday, August 07, 2020

Equipment Transport Donates $25,000 for New Hospital

May 9, 2012: Equipment Transport, LLC, headquartered in Carlisle, PA recently provided a generous contribution of $25,000 to the Cabot/EMHS Match Fund administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The goal of this fund is to raise $1 Million from community members which will then be matched dollar for dollar by Cabot Oil & Gas, which has already provided an outright gift of $1 Million toward the new local hospital. The overall goal is to raise $3 Million dollars by July 21st to help with the expense of building the new local hospital for the Endless Mountains Health Systems.

David Florance, President of Equipment Transport, and who grew up in Hallstead, has fond memories of this region, and in fact still has family, friends, and employees here. "I'm very happy to be able to help the new hospital" Florance states. "This region needs quality health care." Rex Catlin, CEO of Endless Mountains Health Systems adds that "we appreciate Mr. Florance remembering his roots and helping with this project that will benefit many people in Susquehanna County for a long time to come."

To date more than $425,000 has been raised from the community which, when matched by Cabot Oil & Gas, will provide double that amount for the hospital building project. Tax deductible donations to the Cabot/EMHS Match Fund may be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue in Montrose, PA 18801.

Beatrice Reynolds Scholarship Formed for Susquehanna Students

The estate of the late Ira T. Reynolds of Susquehanna has established a permanent scholarship fund for the benefit of graduates from Susquehanna Community High School. The scholarship is held by The Susquehanna Community School District Foundation, which is a component of The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The Beatrice Reynolds Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Beatrice Smith Reynolds, will provide assistance to Susquehanna Community High Schoolgraduates who will attend college to train for a career as a teacher or in the field of education. Beatrice was originally from Oakland and married her husband Ira in Susquehanna in 1928 where they would settle and Beatrice would be a long-time teacher in the local schools. Students remember her as a stand-out teacher who could make any daily occurrence into a teaching lesson while also making learning fun. Beatrice and Ira maintained a nature trail at their house where students would come for science, botany, and geology lessons.

Many will recall that at the time of his passing at the age of 108 Ira Reynolds was the oldest Boy Scout in America and contained a treasure trove of memories and recollections not only about this local region, but the world at large. He was born in Luzerne, joined the Boy Scouts at the age of 12 and would retain a close affiliation with the Scouts all his life. After attending Penn State and then serving in the Navy Ira met and married Beatrice and then worked for many years for the Erie Railroad in Susquehanna while Beatrice taught school and they raised a family. It is fitting that looking forward this permanent annual scholarship established in memory of Beatrice by Ira's estate will help countless future generations of Susquehanna graduates who will pursue careers in teaching and education.

Diaz Companies Provide $100,000 for New Hospital

April 24, 2012: The Diaz Companies headquartered in Kingsley, PA and comprising Diaz Stone & Pallet, Diaz Transport, Diaz Disposal, Diaz Manufacturing, Diaz Drilling, and Diaz Forest Products recently provided a generous contribution of $100,000 to the Cabot/EMHS Match Fund administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The goal of this fund is to raise $1 Million from community members which will then be matched dollar for dollar by Cabot Oil & Gas, which has already provided an outright gift of $1 Million toward the new local hospital. The overall goal is to raise $3 Million dollars by July 21st to help with the expense of building the new local hospital for the Endless Mountains Health Systems.

Adam Diaz, proprietor of The Diaz Companies, and who grew up in Susquehanna County, feels that quality healthcare is important to this region and he is pleased to be able to help with this worthwhile project. "It's the right thing to do" Diaz points out, and adds that "all of my employees are an important part of this contribution." Rex Catlin, CEO of Endless Mountains Health Systems, states "We are very pleased with this most generous contribution from Mr. Diaz and all those who work with him. This will certainly help us achieve our goals."

To date more than $350,000 has been raised from the community which, when matched by Cabot Oil & Gas, will provide double that amount for the hospital building project. Tax deductible donations to the Cabot/EMHS Match Fund may be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue in Montrose, PA 18801. This substantial donation from The Diaz Companies has provided strong momentum for this project that will benefit Susquehanna County

Pennstar Bank Helps Susquehanna Community School District

April 3, 2012: Pennstar Bank recently contributed $8,500 to help fund Project Lead the Way at Susquehanna Community School District. This funding is provided through Pennstar's participation in the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered in this region by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.

Project Lead the Way is helping the SCSD upgrade it's Industrial Technology Program by providing funding to implement engineering and design curriculum for High School students. Project Lead the Way is a joint effort between Penn State University and Rochester Institute of Technology to instill in students an interest in math, science, and engineering. Project Lead the Way has been in place in the Susquehanna Community School District since 2009 and has had an impact on many of its students. This recent contribution from Pennstar helps the district defray the annual expense of providing this valuable program.

This donation is a portion of $17,000 that Pennstar Bank contributed to The Community Foundation to help provide education assistance for the current school year to low and moderate income families and for special projects in the public schools. Peter Quigg, President of The Community Foundation, states that "Pennstar Bank has been a steady contributor to our education assistance projects and their support over the years has been appreciated very much by local schools and families."

"Pennstar Bank is invested in aiding the future of the communities we serve," said Bob Welch, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of Pennstar Bank. "We're happy to help Project Lead the Way serve the needs of our local students, help them thrive and support them on their journey to success."

Susquehanna Community School District Superintendent, Bronson Stone, adds "The school district is extremely thankful for the help from Pennstar Bank. It is because of their support that a wonderful program like Project Lead the Way is able to be offered at our local High School."

Those interested in contributing further assistance to Project Lead the Way may contact Superintendent Bronson Stone at 853-4921 extension 1304, or Community Foundation President Peter Quigg at 278-3800.

Chili Cook-Off Raises $26,756 for New Montrose Hospital

March 21, 2012: The 12th Annual "Heat at the Seat" Chili Cook-Off on March 17th at the County Seat Tavern in Montrose was a huge success. More than $13,000 was raised for the Endless Mountains Health Systems, which was then doubled byCabot Oil and Gasthrough the Cabot/EMHS Community Match Fund administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. This is all part of a local project to raise $3 million dollars for the new hospital in Montrose.

Members of the Endless Mountains Health Systems Board and staff were on hand Saturday to help with the auction of great items donated by local people - including wine gift baskets, a hand-carved cane, and even a New York Giants football jersey autographed by Montrose native son Chris Snee. We would like to thank all those who participated in this most worthwhile event. It brought us all one step closer to our new hospital.

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