posted on August 14, 2012 15:50
Mercy Flight is leaving its mark across Western New York. Over 300 signs that say “Mercy Flight was here” have been placed across various locations in Genesee County.
Mercy Flight Director of Development Jeffrey Mendola said the signs indicate the exact location where a helicopter has landed for a rescue. Mendola said the effort is to bring awareness to the community about the important role first responder’s play.
“I think what we’re trying to instill is once they drive by and see there’s a sign and another sign, and holy cow there’s another sign. Maybe people will begin to think; I might need Mercy Flight someday if that many people living, working and traveling where I’ve been need it, so maybe I’ll go to the website and learn a little more about Mercy Flight,” said Mendola.
Mendola said there are 2,000 signs scattered across Western New York and that only represents a portion of the calls they’ve responded to over the past 12 years and it doesn't include the transports they have done from hospital to hospital.
Mercy Flight is a non-profit organization, established in 1981.