SINGAPORE – Steel supplier NatSteel Asia has given $50,000 to St. Joseph’s Home as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme.This money will be used to buy and modify a passenger van so that elderly residents of the home, who are mostly wheelchair bound, can be taken out on excursions. As $50,000 is insufficient for this purchase, NatSteel Asia plans to raise more funds internally to meet the amount required.

"We chose St. Joseph’s Home because they cater to the elderly regardless of race and religion. It also helps that the home is located very near to NatSteel Asia so it facilitates our volunteers going down for activities. [Those plans are] in the pipeline," said NatSteel Asia’s Liu Fang Joo.

St. Joseph’s Home was set up by Catholic Welfare Services in 1978 to "provide shelter, care and love for the aged and destitute, regardless of race of religion". The home has been run by Canossian Sisters since. A hospice was set up in 1985. The home moved to its current premises at Jurong Road in 1993. -By Joyce Gan

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