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.
We continue to get specific requests for child size PETs. Sometimes a full shipment includes our 3 PET versions, while other times we fill just child PET orders. Below is a listing of child shipments this winter:
February 4, 2013 20 child PETs to Orphan Grain Train in NE for their worldwide partners.
February 15, 2013 4 child PETs to the Donohue Corp. in CT for Kenya
April 1, 2013 32 child PETs to Chad
For a total shipped of 56 child PETs to more children in need of mobility. We appreciate your continued interest and support of our mission.
In the Fall of 2012 we had an unusally high request for child size PETs in addition to our adult and Pull versions. So much so that we sent an order incomplete with the plan to complete it in 2013. In October we sent 60 child size to Mennonites in Paraquay. In December we sent 50 child PETs to MedShare in GA. Then this month we sent 10 child size to AmeriCares. This was the first shipment to them as a new PET distribution partner.
For years one volunteer had made the child size. In recent years that had been 3 a week. We have trained more volunteers to build this version, but we need the funding to buy the materials to fill these larger requests. We invite more persons to join our efforts in providing rugged mobility for children living in rural areas or where a standard wheelchair simply won't work or last long.
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