The Southampton Arts Center will be hosting a benefit for the construction of Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance’s new headquarters. The event, called “Cocktails for the Cause,” is meant to thank the donors and to further fundraise for any items not already donated. It will take place on Friday Sept. 27 from 5:30-7:30pm.
Among the sponsors being honored at the benefit are the Southampton Social Club, Union Cantina, Union Burger Bar, The Southampton Association, HAMPTON Fabric & Blinds, Southampton Arts Center, Hildreth’s Home Goods and Catie and Donald Marron.
Tickets for the benefit cost $50 for children and $75 for adults. Those looking to RSVP for the event should email [email protected]
SVVA has grown from 15 members with two ambulances responding to around 400 calls in 2004 to 66 members with three ambulances equipped with Advanced Life Support, a paid paramedic and first responders answering more than 800 calls per year. The SVVA also has a large-scale incident/rehab trailer, multiple first response vehicles and a beach rescue UTV.
The old headquarters on Meeting House Lane has shown signs of its’ age and there is no longer enough space to sufficiently house all of the equipment and members.
Plans for the construction of a new headquarters began in 2009. The SVVA planning committee conducted research on the community’s long-term needs and attempted to balance it with the cost. Eventually, they came to a solution that met their equipment, storage and training needs while managing to stay on budget and leaving room for growth.
The Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance (SVVA) provides 24-hour emergency care and transport of sick and injured people in the Village of Southampton. These services are also provided beyond the Village boundaries at the request of town, county, state, or federal agencies. In addition to the mission of providing emergency care, the SVVA also offers Community CPR and First Aid programs.
The new building will be located on 165 Windmill Lne.