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August 4th, 2010
Grijalva Highlights New $1.4 Million Federally Guaranteed Loan to Upgrade Headquarters For Ajo Ambulance First Responders

Washington, D.C.– Ajo Ambulance, Inc., the private non-profit company that provides emergency response for the Ajo community, has received a new $1,425,000 loan from the National Bank of Arizona guaranteed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development agency. The money will fund the construction of a new company headquarters.

The company has been in the same location for approximately 20 years and has gone from a single ambulance to 13 in that time, according to information from the company. The company now has about 50 employees and has outgrown its existing infrastructure. The new site will include a multipurpose meeting and training room where employees can teach CPR and first aid to local volunteers.

“This is good news for the entire Southern Arizona community,” Grijalva said of the loan. “Helping people receive the first aid and emergency services they need is an important governmental function, and I’m glad to see National Bank of Arizona and Rural Development step in at this crucial time to make sure the needs of the Ajo area are met.”

The new facility will fully comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act and include new bunk rooms for company employees. For more information, call Ajo Ambulance at (520) 387-5154.

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