Montrose Minutemen Receive Generous Bequest
The Montrose Minutemen Ambulance service recently received a generous bequest from the estate of David Mitchell of Franklin Township who passed away in November of 2015. Jim Krupinski, Director of the Minutemen, commented that the ambulance company was surprised and honored to receive this gift. It seemed a strong vote of confidence in the work the ambulance company performs in the local community. Rather than spend all of the donation at once the Board of Directors of the Minutemen elected to transfer the gift to the Montrose Minutemen Fund managed by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains. The Minutemen established this permanent endowment in 2011 with the intention that it would provide assistance for ongoing expenses as well as special projects. In December 2015 a grant of $65,000 was provided to help with the expenses of a new ambulance to serve our area.
The recent gift from Mr. Mitchell’s estate will help enhance the value of the Montrose Minutemen Fund to help retain its long-term benefit. Mr. Mitchell’s gift will benefit our community for many generations to come. David Mitchell was born in Sanford, Maine and was predeceased by his wife Barbara in April of 2015. He had a talent for boat and motor repairs and was a certified and authorized repairman of Johnson and Mercury products as well as Lawn-Boy and Briggs & Stratton engines. His care and concern for the Montrose area is evident in his generosity to the Minutemen Ambulance service. His legacy will carry on for many years. Donations to the Montrose Minutemen Fund are always welcome and can be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue Montrose, PA 18801, or made online at www.community-foundation.org.