My pre-law fraternity worked hard to coordinate a first-annual Ambulance Chase. What started out as a fundraising idea for our chapter morphed into a community service event in support of the Family Violence Center. The idea was to redirect the negative connotation associated with the often-used stereotype “Ambulance Chasers” into a positive one. So, a bunch of students volunteered to chase an ambulance around town to raise money for the Family Violence Center. The Center provides shelter, advocacy, and education to women and children who are victims of domestic violence and promotes the principle that all individuals have the right to a life free from abuse.
Planning this event hinged on getting an ambulance. We didn’t receive word on an ambulance until a month before for the event, so planning became hectic last-minute. It was through this, though, that I saw the generosity of our community, our campus, and local lawyers in new light. Numerous entities came out to support our event, either through financial contributions, food donations, or planning assistance. Without them, we couldn’t do it.