Zion Lutheran Home of Brisbane, Australia recently purchased a new shuttle bus to ferry its residents to social and cultural events. The purchase was made possible through the work of over 40 volunteers who managed to raise $70,000 Australian dollars over the course of two years. The bus is wheelchair accessible and will allow the elderly and frail to visit shopping centres, zoos and museums. Beryl Mahoney, a 90 year old resident expressed her delight over the new bus stating, “It was out of this world! It’s great we will be able to do trips like this more often.” The funds were gathered through the volunteer operation of a second hand store.  The manager of Zion Lutheran Home, Maria Mulheran, thanked the volunteers for all of the work that they put in to make the purchase possible. “We are now able to get residents out into the community and give them a variety of different activities to be involved in,” she stated.

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