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Black Lives Matter

Right now, there is a pain deeply etched in the soul of our nation

and in the hearts of millions. To stand together, we must stand

up for one another, and recognize the fear, hurt, and outrage

rightly provoked by the senseless killing of George Floyd and a

much longer history of racism.

That painful past is still present today — not only in the form of

violence, but in the everyday experience of deeply rooted

discrimination. We see it in our criminal justice system, in the

disproportionate toll of disease on Black and Brown

communities, in the inequalities in neighborhood services and

the educations our children receive. While our laws have

changed, the reality is that their protections are still not

universally applied.

We have seen some progress in America, but it is true that

communities of color continue to endure discrimination and

trauma.

I have heard so many people say they feel afraid — afraid in their

communities, afraid in their own daily lives, and, most cruelly of

all, afraid in their own skin. We can have no society worth

celebrating unless we can guarantee freedom from fear for every

person who gives this country his or her love, labor and life.

At Vital Link Transport, we deliver our community the most

efficient ambulance response and superior pre-hospital patient

care through excellence in training, the latest equipment, and

advanced technology in conjunction with strong leadership,

team building, professionalism and continuous quality

improvement. We support the intentional affirmation that all

human beings are gifted with life and uniqueness and deserve to

be treated with dignity.

We’ve always drawn strength from our diversity, welcomed

people from every walk of life to our company around, and strive

to build the best medical transport company that is inclusive of

everyone.


But together, we must and can do more. Vital Link Transport will

be making donations to a number of groups, possibly including

the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit committed to

challenging racial injustice, ending mass incarceration, and

protecting the human rights of the most vulnerable people in

American society. We will give you all more info once the

donations are confirmed.

To create change, we have to reexamine our own views and

actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored.

Issues of human dignity will not abide standing on the sidelines.

To our colleagues in the Black community — we see you. You

matter, your lives matter, and you are valued here at Vital Link

Transport.

For all of our colleagues hurting right now, please know that you

are not alone. It’s more important than ever to talk to one

another, and to find healing in our common humanity. We also

have current blogs on our website that can update you all on

everything that’s going on in the world.

In the words of Martin Luther King, “Every society has its

protectors of status quo and its fraternities of the indifferent

who are notorious for sleeping through revolutions. Today, our

very survival depends on our ability to stay awake, to adjust to

new ideas, to remain vigilant and to face the challenge of

change.“

With every breath we take, we must commit to being that

change, and to creating a better, more just world for everyone.


Vital Link Transport

www.vitallinktransport.net



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