American Red Cross volunteers are getting the equipment they need to respond to disasters.
Today, the National Capital Region (NCR) of the American Red Cross is receiving a new Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV).
QMT Windchimes is donating the automobile, which will be used to carry food, water and blankets to those in need. It will act as a shelter, as well.
The ERV is also expected to last longer and have lower maintenance-related costs, and can be used throughout the country, according to a release from
Based out of Manassas Park, QMT Windchimes is a wind chime manufacturing company provides a portion of its profits to charities.
Volunteers, QMT Associates Co-Owner and Vice President Patty Baisden explained, make up the American Red Cross and respond to various disasters.
“Volunteers learn to work with whatever equipment they have on whatever kind of a budget they have,” Baisden told What’s Up Prince William. “That’s just what volunteers do, and we are really proud to be able to give the volunteers in Prince William, Manassas and Manassas Park a brand new, new generation Emergency Response Vehicle to be able to use.”