THE BRONX - A struggling volunteer ambulance corps is getting a second chance, thanks to some financial backing.

The City Council has allocated $50,000 in funding to help keep the 34-year-old Throgs Neck Volunteer Ambulance Corps up and running.

The corps relies on donations, and was very close to shutting down operations at the end of the year.

The money will help buy new bunker gear and to keep the ambulances fueled and running.