Scottsdale: Rotary, Sister Cities helps Mexican town with donated ambulance

  • Source: Scottsdale Progress
  • Published: 12/03/2021 12:00 AM

Scottsdale Sister Cities and the Rotary Club of Scottsdale banded together to donate an ambulance to the Sister City of Alamos, Mexico, in an official ceremony Nov. 22, ending a frustrating three-year wait to deliver the vehicle. The cities of Scottsdale and Alamos have had a deep relationship for over 50 years that has resulted in exchanges of art, students and firefighters. When Max Rumbaugh Jr., former president of both Scottsdale Sister Cities and the Rotary Club, first heard that the Alamos Fire Department only had one ambulance to use for the entire city, he began working to solve that problem. “Alamos is a large town with a lot of small villages in the countryside,” said Rumbaugh. “These ambulances get heavy use due to the poor roads which is why they were looking to us to supplement their older ambulance with a new one. They do not have the funds in Alamos nor in the state of Sonora to provide them with a new ambulance.”


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