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The Lutheran Home at Topton staff take part in groundbreaking for ambulance building, to be located on Diakon-donated land

Topton, Pa. (Monday October 8, 2012)
Taking part in the groundbreaking for a new Topton ambulance station are, left to right, Paul Moriarty, left, and Kevin Jones, right, of The Lutheran Home at Topton staff. In the middle is the Rev. Jeremiah Sassaman, president of the ambulance association (photo credit: J. Sassaman)

Staff members from The Lutheran Home at Topton/A Diakon Senior Living Community recently participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new station for Berks County Squad 575, the Topton American Legion Community Ambulance Service.

Diakon donated land along Home Road that was part of The Lutheran Home at Topton campus to the association so that it could build a much-needed new station.

"We are delighted that we could provide this type of partnership that benefits the greater Topton community," says Kevin Jones, executive director of The Lutheran Home at Topton.

The 4,200-square-foot building will include administrative offices, a three-bay garage to house ambulances, medical storage rooms, and sleeping quarters as well as living room and kitchen.

The ambulance service has been in operation since 1947 and outgrew its present quarters.

For further information, please contact:
William Swanger, M.A., APR
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries
(717) 795-0308
E-mail: swangerb@diakon.org

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