PLYMOUTH â€“ The Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps announced the August recipient of the â€śTruman Gustafson PVAC Proud Awardâ€ť is Plymouth Oil Service.
The â€śTruman Gustafson PVAC Proud Awardâ€ť is awarded monthly to a PVAC member, board member, crew, citizen or business who goes â€śabove and beyondâ€ť in service of their community. The award is named after Truman Gustafson, who was one of the founders of PVAC when it was established in 1968. The ambulance corps.â€™ board of directors met last week to make the selection for this monthâ€™s recipient.
Bonnie Doughty-Jenkins, vice president of the PVAC and president of PVACâ€™s Board of Directors, said Plymouth Oil Service has been locally owned and operated for 50 years and have often stepped up to help the community.
â€śThey remain dedicated to the community and often support many local organizations,â€ť she said. â€śPlymouth Oil was there to fuel our generator during the recent storm in a timely and friendly manner.â€ť
PVAC assistant Chief, Norm Whitehurst, a past award recipient, said Plymouth Oil came through for them at a time when they were needed the most.
â€śThe storm knocked out our power early, forcing us to rely on a generator,â€ť he said. That generator not only powered our building, but provided electricity for citizens who needed power for their medical equipment.â€ť
PVAC Chief Brandon Johndro said it is great to see a local company that is eager to help local first responders.
â€śPlymouth Oil came through with a quick response to meet not only the needs of PVAC, but more importantly the needs of the community,â€ť he said.
Chet Scoville, president of Plymouth Oil Service, said he was glad to help the Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
â€śThe Ambulance Corps. is a vital and important service and I wouldnâ€™t think twice about helping them out,â€ť he said. â€śVolunteers are very important to our community and they are a group of real professionals.â€ť
Scoville said he was surprised when he learned that Plymouth Oil Service received the award since, to him, what he did â€śwasnâ€™t a big deal.â€ť
â€śWe got the call at 10 p.m. that night and Iâ€™d gone to bed,â€ť he said. â€śOur own home had no power. But, Iâ€™m used to doing night calls. Weâ€™ve volunteered for a lot of things in the community; itâ€™s no big deal. I would hope that anyone would do what they could to help out a group like the Plymouth Volunteer Ambulance Corps.â€ť
In July, PVAC honored PVAC Assistant Chief Norm Whitehurst and Hilltop Restaurant with the Truman Gustafson PVAC Proud Award.
Those who would like to nominate a member, board member, citizen, business or crew for this monthly award can contact any PVAC Board member or write to PVAC Board of Directors President Bonnie-Marie Doughty-Jenkins in care of PVAC at 191 Main St, Terryville CT.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.