3/11: United Cerebral Palsy Wheels for Humanity
UCP Wheels for Humanity is a non-profit organization located in California. They refurbish donated wheelchairs and fit them to children and adults with disabilities in developing countries. Then they collaborate with international health-care organizations to find those who need the wheelchairs the most and individual fit them to the recipients.
There is an estimated more than 100 million people worldwide that are in need of a wheelchair, but aren’t able to access one. In most developing countries, if you can’t walk by yourself, you must crawl, be carried, or live a life of confinement. UCP Wheels for Humanity has help over 50,000 people in over 60 nations since 1996.
Learn more about UCP Wheels for Humanity at www.ucpwfh.org.