Southeastern Specialty Vehicles and Libby’s support Guardians of the Ribbon

Custom-built fire truck will tour the US as part of the “Pink Heals Tour”


 
 

| Friday, May 4, 2012


Wake Forest, NC – Donald Pleasants, CEO of Southeastern Specialty Vehicles, a producer of ambulance remounts, rescue vehicles and specialty vehicles, announced that the fire truck “Debbie” is touring around the United States to raise Breast Cancer awareness as part of the Guardians of the Ribbon Pink Heels Tour. Southeastern Specialty Vehicles has donated parts needed to repair the fire truck, and staff donated time after-hours to repair and perform maintenance on the vehicle to prepare it for the tour.
 
On Thursday, April 26, “Debbie” was at Libby’s shop in West Jefferson, NC for a signing event. Members of the West Jefferson community met up at Libbys to sign the fire truck as it begins its tour of the US.
 
Guardians of the Ribbon Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that raises awareness and funds for families and non-profit entities that assists those battling cancer within the cities they visit. The Pink Heals Tour consists of firefighters dressed in pink turnout gear driving pink fire trucks in support of women and their battle against all cancer. Each year the Guardians of the Ribbon drive across country to deliver a message of hope, love, support and awareness to those battling cancer. Men and women drivers will commit 18 hours away from their families to drive “Debbie” from town to town.
 
“I’m so proud to have a team that will give their valued time to such an important cause,” said Pleasants. “We were honored to provide the services needed to get Debbie on the road to support women in their battle against Breast Cancer.”
 
To donate to this cause, send a check payable to Guardians of the Ribbon/Piedmont North Carolina Chapter, PO Box 16283, High Point, NC 27265. For more information, visit www.pinkhealsnc.com.
 
About Southeastern Specialty Vehicles
Southeastern Specialty Vehicles (SSV), established in 1996 in Benson, produces ambulance remounts, rescue vehicles and specialty vehicles.. Now located in Youngsville, the company is a fully operational manufacturing plant and emergency vehicle repair center, and also produces Mass Casualty and WMD Trailers for the Homeland Security Department. SSV is a Ford QVM certified ambulance remount facility, as well as a member of the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), the National Fire Protection Agency and the Ambulance Manufacturer's Division (AMD). SSV is also  a Hackney dealer covering the areas of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Parts are also a primary part of SSV's business,stocking a full line of emergency vehicle accessories, such as lighting, sirens, metal, bulbs, electrical supplies, etc. For more information, visit www.ssvsales.com.




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