FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 1, 2016
Contact: Deborah O’Halloran, Board Chairperson Second Stork
Email: [email protected] | Phone: 651.273.0356
SECOND STORK AND LIFE LINK III TEAMING UP TO HELP NEW FAMILIES IN NEED
Non-profit’s newborn supplies delivered across Minnesota by air medical transport provider.
Saint Paul, MN (August 1, 2016) – Second Stork, a Minnesota non-profit, announced today that they have teamed up with Life Link III to have critical newborn care items delivered to hospitals in greater Minnesota. The non-profit currently networks with over 60 Minnesota hospitals to supply essential items for the care of a newborn for parents in need. Newborn items provided to hospital staff by Second Stork include portable playards with bassinet attachments, layettes of new clothing and receiving blankets, and bags of diapers, wet wipes and other related items.
“We have wonderful volunteers who travel the state helping Second Stork supply hospitals, but reaching all communities is still a challenge,” said Deborah O’Halloran, Second Stork’s co-founder and board chairperson. “We are very thankful to Life Link III for their generous support helping us serve our communities. With this partnership, we will be able to help many more hospitals and families with newborns who need immediate help.”
As an air medical transport company, Life Link III is in a unique position to help Second Stork extend its reach. “With several base operations located in greater Minnesota, we will be able to more easily help distribute the needed newborn care items Second Stork provides to hospitals since our staff members live and work in these areas,” said Liz Rammer, vice president of marketing for Life Link III. “Our clinicians and other staff members are frequently at these facilities so our partnership with Second Stork is a natural fit. We are delighted to be working together to help people in our communities.” Life Link III will begin distributing Second Stork’s critical newborn supplies through its Alexandria, Willmar and Hibbing, Minnesota base operations starting this week.
About Second Stork
Second Stork is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2009 with a mission to help new parents in need with immediate access to critical care items for their newborn. The non-profit is non-religious and non-political in its mission and operations, and relies on the expertise of medical and healthcare professionals for selection and distribution of critical care items. www.secondstork.org
About Life Link III
Life Link III operates six helicopter bases that include Alexandria, Blaine, Cloquet, Hibbing, and Willmar, Minnesota, and Rice Lake Wisconsin. The company’s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. Life Link III is a non-profit consortium and is the air medical transport program for 44 hospitals for theses member-owners: Allina Health, CentraCare Health, Children’s Minnesota, Essentia Health, Fairview Health Services, Regions Hospital/HealthPartners®, Hennepin County Medical Center, St. Luke’s, and Sacred Heart Hospital. www.lifelinkiii.com.