Project #5030

Provide All Terrain Wheelchairs in Haiti

by The Red Thread Promise
Jan 12, 2011

Wheelchairs change lives!

You might have heard about the problems all aid groups are having in getting supplies through customs.  Our first container of wheelchairs is still in port but we are expecting progress any day now, and are sending a team down to Haiti in February to assist in distribution with the second container. The ATW program is not just about sending and distributing wheelchairs.  It is about mobility for life, so we also set up programs to train and employ Haitians to assemble and repair the chairs, as well as bicycles and other small items, in order to keep the chairs in good-working order. Currently we are working directly with St Vincent’s Center for Handicapped Children in Port au Prince to deliver some wheelchairs.


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Organization Information

The Red Thread Promise

Location: Havertown, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Kathy Korge Albergate
New Orleans, LA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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