Wheels 4 Haiti
Following January’s terrible earthquake in Haiti, Through the Roof has set up a special fund for future work there, called ‘Wheels 4 Haiti’.
Much of the initial giving to Haiti is for alleviating the immediate crisis. Even as the story falls away from the headlines, and the wreckage starts to be cleared, the longterm problem remains huge, and with so many leg injuries there is going to be an ongoing need for wheelchairs and for medical professionals to assist in fitting and advice. Through the Roof is fully equipped to contribute through our Wheels for the World programme. We recycle wheelchairs that would have been discarded, and have them refurbished to a very high standard at a prison. We then distribute them with expert medical and technical support to assist in fitting.
However, to deliver to Haiti we need funding. Our target is to raise £10,000 to cover the cost of one distribution to Haiti (200 chairs) and if we raise more than this we can help with volunteer personal costs and more or larger distributions.
The project will be launched with a special event in Epsom on the 26th March, featuring guest speaker, Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom & Ewell and Shadow Home Secretary. We’ll be running more events and raising awareness over the next few months to help create these funds, but we welcome your support and ideas for this programme and all our work.
Specific giving guarantees specific delivery of help for this specific need in Haiti.
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