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UCP Wheels for Humanity: Jul 2014
July 19, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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What: Help refurbish and repair donated wheelchairs for those in need.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
UCP Wheels for Humanity is a non-profit organization working to refurbish donated wheelchairs and hand-fit them for children and adults with disabilities including but not limited to cerebral palsy in developing countries. Wheels for Humanity receives donated wheelchairs on a daily basis from individuals, hospitals, and medical supply companies. Many in developing countries cannot afford proper equipment for people with disabilities to transport themselves and even if they could, the unpaved roads become a huge hindrance. UCP works with international agencies to identify communities that need such equipment and tailor the wheelchairs and other devices for mobility to accommodate each individual and each environment.
Volunteer Project: Volunteers will disassemble, clean and lubricate, then reassemble wheelchairs using a variety of replacement parts. All skills necessary will be taught. Volunteers do more than just tighten screws and shine handlebars but also produce a valuable product that will change the life of someone whose physical disability has halted their capacity to get outdoors, interact with friends and family and contribute to the growth of their community. Be part of this amazing experience!