Fundraising

Billing for Services – The ECAA bills patients transported in our vehicles for the services rendered. The billing of BLS ambulance services are administered by Cornerstone Adminisystems. The billing of paratransit services and standbys are administered by the ECAA.

Prior to January 01, 2021, the billing for ALS services provided by WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital on ECAA calls were jointly billed with our BLS bills. However, the billing for ALS services is now done by WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital or their designee.

Direct Mail Solicitation – The ECAA conducts an annual direct mail solicitation of residential addresses within our primary response territory. The first mailing is normally sent in mid-October and a follow up mailing is sent in mid-December. The direct mail solicitation is produced by Municipal Marketing Services, Inc.

The ECAA conducts an annual direct mail solicitation of business addresses within our primary response territory. The mailing is normally sent in April. The direct mail solicitation is produced by Municipal Marketing Services, Inc.

Extraordinary Give Program – The ECAA is participating in the Lancaster County Extraordinary Give Program.  This is a 24 hour marathon assisting more than 500 local organizations raise funds needed to support causes benefitting our Lancaster County community.  Donors mostly utilize secure online donations to support the causes of their individual choice(s).  The event is held annually in November.  The upcoming event will be held on November 19, 2021.  In 2020, the event raised more than $13.4 million overall.

Amazon Smile Foundation – The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their smile.amazon.com product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible to generate donations. Log in to smile.amazon.com with your regular amazon.com userid/password and select Ephrata Community Ambulance Association as the charitable organization to receive a donation from the proceeds of your purchases.

Credit Card donations – Donations can be made to the Ephrata Community Ambulance Association using most major credit cards.  Please click on the Donate button below to access a PayPal site to make your donation.




Bingo – We again participated in the annual Ephrata Lion Club Bingo Marathon on Sunday, June 06, 2021. Proceeds of the event were split between various local not-for-profit organizations including the Ephrata Community Ambulance Association, the Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company and the Lincoln Fire Company.

Tax Status – The Ephrata Community Ambulance Association is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.  The official registration and financial information of ECAA may be obtained from the PA Department of State by calling toll-free, within PA, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.