Refurbished trailer helps care organisation
South West Community Care clients are the beneficiaries of a joint project between Harvey police and the not-for-profit organisation which put an abandoned trailer back on the road to transport home maintenance equipment.
The unregistered dual-axel trailer was left behind at a crime scene and Harvey police tried unsuccessfully to identify the owner.
Acting officer-in-charge David Herrington offered the abandoned trailer to the organisation and said the trailer, which had been stored at the Harvey Police Station for the past six months, could be better used to help people in the community who needed support.
Community care maintenance officer Kevin Kealley and volunteer and deputy chairman of the board of management Phil Bettens, spent many hours repairing the frame work, carrying out a mechanical check, putting on new tyres and painting and registering the trailer.
Community care chief executive officer Claire Roach said it was a welcome and most useful donation.
“We only have one trailer and because we have branched out into home maintenance, the trailer will be used all the time,” Ms Roach said.
“It can carry ride-on mowers or other bulky equipment to service our home maintenance clients as well as being used for yard clean-ups.
“This is a wonderful example of cooperation between two organisations in Harvey who have the best interest of the community at heart.”
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