Thanks to your generosity, 13 containers of wheelchairs arrived in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Pakistan, China, and Vietnam.
Distribution Partner Audit in Ukraine
An in-person audit was held for Mission Eurasia, our distribution partner in Ukraine. Topics covered include the assessment process for potential wheelchair recipients, wheelchair user training, wheelchair maintenance, and management of sub-distribution partners.
Surprise from Taylor Morrison
Taylor Morrison employee, Zayda Yllescas (center) and longtime volunteer Lisa Donnelly (right) surprised Free Wheelchair Mission CEO Nuka Solomon (left) with a $1,000 check. This gift was awarded to Zayda’s charity of choice by the company, based on a contest she won by writing about her heart for this mission. Thank you, Zayda, Lisa, and Taylor Morrison!
Big Check from the ECCU
That same day, the ECCU also stopped by with a surprise gift—a check that will provide brand-new wheelchairs to 15 people who are living with disabilities in developing nations. We’re grateful to the ECCU for the unexpected gift.
FWM engineers Don Schoendorfer (bottom row, left), Bonnie Gonzalez (2nd from left), and Mats Feldt (right), along with Procurement Manager Eric Lai (not pictured), visited our manufacturers in China to review processes and brainstorm both product improvements and cost-reduction ideas for the future.
Christmas Fair at Mount of Olives
Mount of Olives Lutheran Church in Mission Viejo, California invited Free Wheelchair Mission to participate in their Alternative Christmas Fair on November 24th, where a portion of all craft and baked goods sales was donated to Heifer International and Free Wheelchair Mission. Thank you, Mount of Olives Church, for blessing us this holiday season.
Fall 2019 Newsletter
The latest quarterly newsletter features stories from Guatemala. If you didn’t receive a copy in the mail, you can download a digital version here.