Funds being raised to help purchase wheelchair-accessible van for Bells
Longtime Holton resident Carolyn Bell hadn’t been outside her home since just after Thanksgiving, because the wheelchair-accessible GMC Safari van that she and husband Gary own had been out of commission since then, according to the Bells’ daughter, Lori Mellenbruch.
About three weeks ago, Mellenbruch said, the van received “a quick fix” that enabled Carolyn Bell to leave the house and go to church for the first time in three months. But the emphasis, she added, was on “quick fix,” and the van itself is in need of replacement.
That’s why Mellenbruch established a GoFundMe account and a plan to raise funds to buy her parents a “new used” van that will enable Carolyn to get out more, and activities have been planned to help reach the fund-raising goal of $16,000 to purchase a dependable used van.