Group named for Indiana tornado victim ceases work


An Evansville organization founded to help care for children whose parents have been affected by natural disasters has ceased operations.

Now its trademark bus will be transformed into a new use.

C.J.'s Bus was named for 2-year-old C.J. Martin. The boy was one of two dozen people killed when a tornado swept through an Evansville mobile home park on Nov. 6, 2005.

The organization has spent the last six years traveling to storm-ravaged areas to help parents care for their children. But the Evansville Courier & Press reports it transferred its converted school bus and other assets to the St. Mary's Medical Center Foundation in October.

St. Mary's plans to convert the bus into a mobile command post for an emergency field hospital.

Information from: Evansville Courier & Press 

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