Thanks to your generosity, 10 containers of wheelchairs arrived in Nicaragua, Brazil, Paraguay, Kenya, Burundi, Pakistan, and China during the month of January.
Sailing for Mobility
January 13, 2020
FWM Ambassador Tim LaPage (right) and his team completed a 22-day voyage from Cape Town, South Africa to Perth, Australia for one leg of the Clipper ’Round the World yacht race. His goal is to raise funds for a container of wheelchairs, and he’s more than halfway there! Read more of his story on his fundraising page.
Birthday Gifts for Others
January 24, 2020
Twenty people living with disabilities in developing nations will soon receive the gift of a free wheelchair, thanks to everyone who donated to FWM Ambassador Ashley Caveda’s birthday fundraiser on Facebook!
To create your own fundraiser, visit this Facebook page and select Free Wheelchair Mission as your nonprofit to support.
Chapelwood Community Partners
January 26, 2020
Big thank-you to Andy and Karen Loyd (1st and 2nd from left, respectively) for representing Free Wheelchair Mission at a Pastoral Blessing of Community Partners event held at Chapelwood United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas.
Coaching Partners in Costa Rica
January 31, 2020
FWM Central America Regional Trainer Ilse Caballeros (left) held a coaching session with Do It Foundation and its sub-distribution partners in Costa Rica.
Partner Training and Visits
In addition to holding a remote training for a distribution partner in the Middle East, our programs team sent our medical programs coordinator to visit Brother’s Brother Foundation, a medical surplus recovery organization, for our “Mobility Beyond Wheelchairs” program.