Raising money for hundreds of wheelchairs


I'm Cameron Owens.  I'm in the 8th Grade of Santiago Middle School and I'm working on my Eagle Scout project. I'm working with the Free Wheelchair Mission. They give wheelchairs to the poor.

It has been estimated that 100 million people living in the developing world suffer with walking disabilities yet have no access to wheelchairs due to poverty and economic isolation. With no other means to maintain their independence, some crawl on the ground, subjecting themselves to dangerous, unsanitary conditions. Others spend most of their lives in isolation, confined to a single room, and dependent upon family members’ help to meet their most basic needs.

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Free Wheelchair Mission
Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs free of charge to people with disabilities, living in poverty in developing nations. Free Wheelchair Mission has sent wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of people around the world, delivering not only the gift of mobility, but those of dignity, independence, and hope.

The wheelchairs provided by Free Wheelchair Mission are uniquely designed to be sturdy and inexpensive. The chair is well-suited for rural, rugged terrains and is specially designed for lasting usage within the unique specifications of the developing nations to which they are shipped.

My goal is to raise money for hundreds of wheelchairs for the disabled in Ensenada, Mexico. To do that, I need your help... We're going to have a "Wheel-A-Thon"! It's just like a "Jog-A-Thon", only with wheelchairs. The top fund raisers will face the teachers in a wheelchair basketball game.

One wheelchair is $64. One wheelchair can change a life. If you raise money for just one wheelchair, you'll be invited to a concert with a live band. Get your sponsors now! The Wheel-A-Thon is September 21st and the wheelchair basketball game and the dance are September 27th.

Thank you for your help.

To make a donation, please make your check out to:
Free Wheelchair Mission
C/O Cameron’s Eagle Project
PO Box 2248
Orange, CA 92859

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