Rotary in Australia & NZ Celebrating 100 years 1921 - 2021
Meet Frank (91), Mavis (90) and Lazarus (their van - 1985 model) from Mentone in Melbourne
Lazarus making his way through fire-ravaged country near Genoa 
Lazarus delivered safely to Errol at Kiah General Store
Frank and Mavis responded to a callout from Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast for people who might be prepared to donate a caravan for use by someone in the Bega Valley Shire who had lost their house in the recent fires.
 
On Thursday, 13 February 2020, two members from the Rotary Club of Merimbula travelled to Melbourne to collect two caravans, one of them being Lazarus.
 
Frank said Lazarus had already undergone two resurrections - hence the name. He said it was time to let Lazarus go and he and Mavis were overjoyed that Lazarus would be reborn again to help someone in need. They left Lazarus fully fitted out with hoses, annex, electric leads, stands, TV, microwave, crockery and cutlery etc.
 
On Friday, 14 February 2020, Lazarus was delivered into the hands of Errol at Kiah where Lazarus will be placed onto the property of a 72yo lady who lost her home in the fire. It is likely that the gig, as a lifeboat, for this lady will be the last for Lazarus .... but you never know, given his name.
 
Our members said it was an absolute pleasure meeting Frank and Mavis. Here's to two very generous and kind-hearted people.
 
If you, or someone you know, has a caravan in reasonable shape which you would consider donating as a lifeboat for someone who has lost their home to the recent fires, please contact Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast by email to annmickbrosnan@gmail.com