We thank you for the child PETs you helped make possible this last quarter:
June 2014 #40 child PETs to World Vision's CO warehouse
June 2014 #40 child PETs to Orphan Grain Train in NE
July 2014 #80 child PETs to MedShare's warehouse in CA
All of these PET distribution partners send our PETs to a number of countries.
We want to share a report with you that came in this month from our good partner in Malawi. It shares about a boy who received our blue child PET earlier and how his classmate could also use one.
"Having donated a PET to this small boy in Standard four at Msalura primary school, one day I thought of visiting him at the school where I was told of this Girl on a wheelchair, the problems she has coming to school. The girl is very intelligent but comes to school either very late or absent most of the time because she depend on someone to push her unlike the boy who uses the PET and comes to school by himself daily. ....
George Chimpiko, Kuthandiza Osayenda Disability Outreach (KODO)" (picture included)
The little girl received a different kind of mobility device from another non-profit, but she still has difficulty getting to school. This is an example of why PET (personal energy transportation) was designed and produced. The PET was created to provide mobility for rough, rural areas. We appreciate your partnership and ask you to consider your continued or increased giving. Let's work together to get more children to school.
We are so grateful for our supporters who made three more shipments of child PETs possible in the past two months. The most recent one was 56 child PETs to Lunsar, Sierra Leone in March. Their proposal was to incorporate more children into school. They asked us to supply mobility and others to provide school supplies and assistance with importation and processing through customs. We worked with them for months, built the PETs and waited for them to have all items addressed and ready for shipment.
In February, we sent 60 child PETs on a resupply to Orphan Grain Train in NE for their worldwide work. In addition, we sent 30 child PETs on another resupply shipment to MedShare in GA for their worldwide work. In March MedShare sent us this report:
“Jacob Lee Stewart, C Squad 3rd Gen gives a PET (Personal Transport) cart to a happy recipient at the Agape In Action (AIA) dorm in Quiche, Guatemala. The World Race put together 10 of these PETs and searched out those in need in the local town square and market. A picture is worth a thousand words!
AMANDA PANIAGUA, SHIPMENTS MANAGER | MEDSHARE in GA” (We have partnered with MedShare for 5 years. Agape in Action is a medical missions organization working to serve the indigenous Mayans of the Quiche province who would otherwise go without care. The small man in the above picture received a child size PET made in Columbia, MO.)
Thank you for partnering with us to provide appropriate mobility.
Here is a list of Child PET shipments in the last quarter:
November 2013 #30 to World Medical Missions in NC under Samartan's Purse.
November 2013 #100 to Indonesia via Christian Broadcast Network.
November 2013 #20 to Philippines thru Universal Heart in IN.
December 2013 #60 to Vietnam via Christian Broadcast Network.
Even though this GG project is to raise funds for child crank PETs, our shop produces three versions (child, Pull and adult). Any of these can go to children of various sizes and disabilities. In 2014 we are continuing our increased production of child crank PETs. A majority of units each week will be child. On Tuesday we packed 29 child and 7 Pull PETs.
We would appreciate your partnership to be able to assemble, box and ship more Child PETs around the world to leg handicapped children.
A lot has happened in the last quarter including receiving great pictures of children receiving PETs in Kenya. We have ramped up child PET production to 15 a week. In September a MO family drove a truck and trailer to OH to pick up #465 steel, rear frames painted and ready to use in assembly from volunteers there. It's a 2 day trip. We cover travel expense and they donate their time.
August email report (Notice 2 blue,child PETs in picture made at our shop.):
“These are all abandonedchildren. These were taken by Dr. DorisPhillips at Kisoto where all the children have mobility disorders, CerebralPalsy, Hydrocephalus and convulsive disorders. In addition to the carts,we left them with medications to prevent seizures and worms. This is in atiny remote area. There is another school for older children with similarmobility issues.
Emely Silver, Executive Director, American Friends of Kenya”
July 2013 shipped 20 child PETs for Lions Club Dist 324 B4 in India.
August 2013 shipped 20 child PETs to MedShare in GA for their worldwide shipments.
August 2013 shipped 40 child PETs to Gleaning for the World for their worldwide shipments.
September 2013 shipped 10 child PETs for the Dominican Republic.
October 2013 we plan to ship 20 child PETs Phillippines thru Universal Heart, first time partner.
At $250 each to buy the off the shelf supplies, run the warehouse and pay for shipping, it takes a lot of funding to make these shipments become a reality. With more gifts, we could build more to meet demand. Thank you for all your generosity and care for those children who need mobility around the world.
Sincerely,Kathy Maynard, PET MO-Columbia
Dear PET Friends,
Because of recent higher requests for child size PETs, we are now regularly producing 6 a week. That is double the number produced the past several years. Below is a listing of child PET shipments this spring:
April #32 to CBN Afrique for Chad
April #10 to Hope Haven International for Guatemala
May #30 to MedWish for their worldwide shipments
June #20 to Orphan Grain Train for their worldwide shipments
For a total of #92!
As you can read, we are getting requests for child size PETs from different NGOs who will ship them to children most in need of rugged mobility in various countries. We appreciate your past support. We hope you will continue to help us in our mobility mission and possibly increase your support so that we can continue building 6 child PETs a week.
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