PET MO-Columbia, Inc.

Our Mission The Personal Energy Transportation (PET) Project's mission is to provide appropriate mobility for all of God's children in need. We seek to provide mobility first for those in greatest need and with the least resources in poor or underdeveloped countries. PETs are built for use in rough, rural areas where a standard wheelchair won't work or last.
Oct 4, 2012

Ramping Up Production of Child PETs

Dear PET Friends,

On July 9 7 child PETs were part of a shipment of 77 to MedShare in GA.  On September 4 more were sent to MedShare.  In August we sent a full overseas shipping container that included child size as part of 200 PETs to Zambia, Africa.

Currently we are ramping up normal child PET production for a special order.  See our director's Update.

"*** We are on a special project the next two weeks to build and box 45 extra child sized PETs. On
12-11-2012 we sent 16 PETs and four mini-marts to the Mennonites in Paraguay.
They thoroughly tested them for their situation and ordered a 40' container, to
be shipped from here in Columbia. They have a large number of children who need
them, and are requesting a total of 75 child PETs....
If children in Paraguay need mobility there are going to get PETs. ...

   People often ask how we find the groups that need PETs. I will tell you the story of
this one in Paraguay. Edgar Stoesz and I became friends on the board of Habitat
For Humanity International. He is a Mennonite executive (now retired). When he learned about
PETs he began to work toward getting them into Paraguay, where the Mennonites
have worked extensively for over 75 years. 
with friends is the basis for a lot of the good work of PET. Mel West, Director and Founder" 
This shipment will go out in October.  We would appreciate help with funding these 75 child PETs for Paraguay or help us replenish our supply for the next request.

Jul 5, 2012

Child PETs travel to Africa and Central America

Boy receives PET in Honduras
Boy receives PET in Honduras

Dear PET Friends,

We wanted to update you on some of our shipments of child size PETs this past quarter.  The following partners have received multiple shipments over the years.

April:  Washington Overseas Mission in Washington, MO, came to our warehouse and picked up a variety of items including 3 child size PETs for their medical mission work in Honduras.  (See included picture of a boy which was an earlier recipient in Honduras.)

May: Sent another semi load to Orphan Grain Train in NE that included child PETs for their world wide work.

June: From their order, 10 child PETs were included in a shipment of 212 PETs to the medical mission of The Luke Commission.  They are a medical team/family from ID living in Swaziland.  They do a variety of health related work, but their main focus is the HIV epidemic.  The PETs were loaded in a 40' hi-rise overseas shipping container.  They were almost out of PETs, but were low on funds to send another shipment of mobility.  We assisted in the shipping cost of $10,700 or about $50 per PET.

We appreciate your interest and partnership to provide mobility to those most in need.

Sincerely, Kathy Maynard

Apr 10, 2012

More Requests and Shipments

Last summer we sent a semi load of PETs to Gleaning for the World.  In February we sent another semi full of #182 PETs to refill their warehouse for shipments around the world.  Included were 15 child size.

In March and April we will send out two truckloads of #280 PETs including 30 child size to Mission Internationale D'Evangelisation Et De Reveil Spirituel in Benin, Africa.  We are shipping to the US Navy's Project Handclasp, and they will take the PETs to Benin.  This NGO has also received multiple PET shipments.

We appreciate all those involved in providing children with mobility.

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