Staff Editorial: EMeRG: Not just any student organization

EMeRG is crucial to the health and protection of hundreds of students and helps save lives every day.

The student-run emergency response group, subsidized by the University for operational costs, turns to the Student Association for help funding extra expenditures.

But two weeks ago, when the SA Finance Committee announced its annual funding allocations for each organization, student EMeRG volunteers faced the reality that the entirety of the nearly $20,000 they requested for new uniforms, a vehicle and a laptop would not be covered.

In an ideal scenario, the University would cover the entirety of EMeRG’s costs, rather than leaving certain expenses for the SA to potentially cover. But neither the University nor the SA have unlimited funding.

And if the SA cannot provide the additional financial support EMeRG needs, it should help the group find other ways to raise funds.

By partnering together, EMeRG and the SA could increase their fundraising efforts by soliciting members of the community to help fund this essential campus service.

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