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Allentown, Cetronia donate ambulances to Haiti

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Dec 26 2012 06:00:00 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 27 2012 06:24:41 PM CST

A pair of retired public servants are getting a second chance at life in the Caribbean.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A pair of retired public servants are getting a second chance at life in the Caribbean.

The city of Allentown and the Cetronia Ambulance Corps are each donating an ambulance to Haiti.

Officials say Haiti still needs a lot of help to recover from the massive earthquake that hit in 2010.

Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski says this is a sensible way to help out.

"When equipment is de-certified, when we can't use that equipment, we can't even sell it that equipment anymore in the United States because of that decertification we're going to donate it to those countries that are in need," said Mayor Pawlowski.

Allentown's Lifechurch is paying the shipping costs for the ambulances.

The church has an orphanage in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Church members went to Haiti last year to assist recovery efforts and build a playground.

The ambulances are expected to head to Haiti in the spring once they complete the customs process in New York.