Ambassador Spotlight: Brinkley
Six-year-old Brinkley has a huge heart and a huge goal: to raise funds for an entire container of wheelchairs. Go, Brinkley! We’re always floored by what our youngest ambassadors can do. Watch her video here.
Feature in Idaho Magazine
Free Wheelchair Mission Ambassador George Hage (here, with his wife, Renée) wrote a heartfelt, moving article titled “Lessons from the Pasture” for Idaho Magazine. Read a preview here.
Presentation to The Barnabas Group
On August 2nd, FWM Executive Director Nuka Solomon delivered a presentation to the Orange County chapter of The Barnabas Group, which connects marketplace leaders with ministry opportunities and played a key role in launching Free Wheelchair Mission 17 years ago. See the presentation here.
Spin For Mobility
Ambassadors in Phoenix, Arizona participated in a 12-hour Spinathon on August 4th and raised funds to give the life-transforming gift of mobility to people with disabilities in developing nations. Watch the news clip here.
On August 9th, participating merchants at Lido Marina Village in Newport Beach, California donated a percentage of all sales to give the gift of mobility through Free Wheelchair Mission as part of their Thoughtful Thursday campaign.
Screening at Mariners Church
On August 23rd, a screening of the documentary, Because No One Should Have to Crawl was hosted by Mariners Church—a place that holds special significance for its part in the birth of Free Wheelchair Mission and is even mentioned in the film.
Acts of Random Kindness Day
Johnson & Johnson’s Cardiovascular and Specialty Solutions department in Irvine hosted the first annual “Acts of Random Kindness Day” on August 28th, encouraging employees with different ways to extend kindness to others. Free Wheelchair Mission was one of the nonprofit organizations featured at their expo tent.
Vision Trip to Peru
A team from First Presbyterian Church of Midland, Texas embarked on a vision trip to Peru, where they served alongside members of Camino de Vida Church, our local distribution partner.
12 Containers of Wheelchairs Arrived at Port
In August, two containers of wheelchairs arrived in Nicaragua, two in Peru, one in Uganda, one in Rwanda, one in South Africa, two in China, and three in Vietnam, for a total of 6,026 wheelchairs that will soon be distributed to those who need them.