Elementary students receive new bicycles as holiday gift

AMR employees with bicyclesTen students at Narvie J. Harris Elementary Theme School were surprised with new bicycles on December 18, thanks to the medical transportation company, American Medical Response (AMR).

“They just really did something big for our children,” said J.R. Henderson, PTA president. “We’re really, really grateful.”

A team of AMR employees and paramedics assembled the bicycles before delivering them to the school in Lithonia, Ga.

“A lot of times we’re used to seeing people at their worst,” said Wilmond Meadows, AMR Community & Government Affairs Manager. “It’s so rewarding when we have these non-emergency type things where we have the opportunity to embrace people and also add value to their life.”

The United Professional Firefighters of DeKalb County also stopped by the school to deliver toys.

“We are so grateful for [DeKalb Fire Rescue] bringing Toys for Tots to our school this year,” said Principal Lisa Watkins.

Contributed by Vanecia Thompson