Allina Donates Ambulance To School In Africa

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A local company is helping people overseas by donating an ambulance.

The vehicle is going to a vocational school with more than 1,700 students in Liberia from Allina Health Emergency Medical Services.

Representatives of the Booker Washington Institute’s Alumni Association got a tour of the gently-used ambulance on Thursday. The school will use the ambulance to transport sick and injured students.

Brian LaCroix of Allina Health says the vehicle will also be used for career training.

“From here it will be driven to a port, and it’s my understanding that the Firestone Company is donating transportation from the United States to Africa,” LaCroix said.

It is about 45 miles from the Booker Washington campus to the nearest hospital, and students currently make that trip by car.

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