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Three Rivers receives $70,000 funding for ambulance service

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 166, No. 3, January 21, 2004

MILO Senator Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced recently that the Three Rivers Ambulance Service in Milo will receive a $25,000 grant and a $45,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Project.

"The Three Rivers Ambulance Service responds to emergencies in 8 towns, providing an important first line of medical care in a rural part of the state. This funding will allow the company to buy a new ambulance in order to continue serving as a vital lifeline for more than 5,000 people in the community," said the Senators in a statement.

Three Rivers Ambulance service will contribute $40,000 toward the purchase of a new ambulance. The company serves Milo, Brownville, Lake View, Medford, LaGrange, Orneville, Williamsburg, and K-I/Jo Mary.

The funding is provided through a Community Facility Loan and Grant Program, which is designed to develop essential community facilities and public services in rural areas. These include medical, educational, and emergency services, public buildings and transportation.

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