How Are Donations Used?

The Kent & Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad continually strives to provide the highest quality pre-hospital care. The costs for our ambulances and the equipment on them are continually on the rise. Some examples are:

→ New Ambulance (without medical equipment) $220,000
→ Heart Monitor/Defibrillator $30,000
→ Automated CPR device $13,000
→ Power Stretcher System $40,000

The Rescue Squad’s fleet currently includes three Advanced Life Support ambulances, two boats and numerous support vehicles.

KQARS is a charitable organization as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and all donations are fully tax deductible!

How You Can Contribute:

Mail Donations

Donations via mail are gratefully accepted by the Kent & Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad. We only accept checks via mail. No cash please. All mail donations are acknowledged in writing by the Squad. Please send your mailed donation to:

Kent & Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad
140 Morgnec Road
Chestertown, MD 21620

Appreciated Securities

A popular alternative to a cash donation is a gift of appreciated securities. Generally, in addition to receiving an income-tax deduction for the full, fair market value of the stock, the donor avoids any potential tax on the capital gain of the securities assuming the appropriate holding period has been satisfied.

Charitable Bequests

Charitable bequests can allow donors to make significant contributions to the Department that they would not have been able to make during life, with the added bonus of reducing estate tax liability. Bequests by will may provide the Department with a specific dollar amount or property, a percentage of the estate, a residual amount, or a contingency bequest.


Charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, gifts of real estate with or without retained life interests, or life insurance can also be an attractive and suitable means of donating to the Kent & Queen Anne’s Rescue Squad.


If you have any questions, please visit the Contact Us page to get a hold of us.

Thank You!