Free Wheelchair Distribution
The Free Wheelchair ministry, a CMCT ministry amongst the physically disabled, distributes wheelchairs free of cost to those most in need. The ministry, started in 2002 after a visit by Mr. Don Schoendorfer, founder of the Wheelchair Mission in America, seeks to provide wheelchairs free of cost to the poorest of the poor who otherwise would be unable to afford one on their own. CMCT staff make regular visits into the slums to seek out those who are imprisoned in their homes by their disability. Detailed surveys are then conducted to assess their needs, and if found wanting, a recommendation is made to CMCT for the receipt of a wheelchair. Through the generous donation of wheelchairs by the Wheelchair Mission in America, chairs are distributed once a month to recipients. Often over 30 – 40 chairs are distributed at any given time. To date, over 800 lives have been touched with over 800 wheelchairs distributed amongst the poor. As one staff from the Social Services department stated, “It is always moving to see the eagerness, joy and gratitude of the people when they finally receive their wheelchair” - a symbol of independence, hope and dignity.
Distribution of the wheelchairs has also opened the doors and the opportunity to hold cottage meetings in many of the recipients’ homes.CMCT is committed to continual support through regular follow-ups so that the person does not only receive the freedom of mobility but also that their whole life will be transformed.
For More Details Contact :
Dr.Colleen.M.Redit : +91 9841034566
M.M.Philip : +91 9840075824
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