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      Ottumwa Good Samaritan Society fundraising for new van

      Itâ??s been in Ottumwa for 60 years. The Good Samaritan Society offers a variety of services ranging from senior housing to assisted living.

      Friday will mark the 11th year for the Good Samaritan Societyâ??s annual golf tournament.

      35 dedicated sponsors have purchased holes throughout the course and 35 teams are signed up.

      This year, the Society hopes to raise enough money to purchase a new van to replace an old one that will help with transportation to appointments and activities.

      â??We are a not-for-profit organization and as such we need for some of our bigger projects -- we do need to do some fundraising. So we started this at, like I said 11 years ago, in an effort to get some of those bigger projects done. One of the projects that we did previously was a beautiful enclosed courtyard for our serenity glen which is our dementia unit,â?? said Pamela Wilson, Campus Housing Director.

      If you would like to donate you can contact the Good Samaritan Society at (641)682-8041.