July Â 4th celebrates our independence! Â Not everyone has the freedoms we have but sometimes we can get to help just a little. Mobility Supercenter is happy to announce they were able to donate a 1995 Chevrolet Van, with only 50,000 miles,Â equipped with a wheelchair lift and a raised roof to Waterbrooke Assisted Living Â in Elizabeth City, NC.
Ron Charlton, General Manager of Mobility Supercenter’s Norfolk store stated, “Transportation is a key component in providing a better quality of life for those with disabilities. We are delighted to be able to provide such a meaningful gift to this worthy institution.”Â According to Kaye Crenshaw, CEO of Mobility Supercenter,
“When a local family, after the passing of a family member, reached out to us with the extraordinary gift of this van” we were delighted to help find a worthy recipient”
Ron Charlton contacted Ryan Foltz with Operation BlessingÂ www.ob.org, who then put us in touch with,Â Pastor Ernest Sutton of Faithway Church of JesusÂ in Elizabeth City.(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Faithway-Apostolic-Church/156718077702398).
Pastor Sutton said it was a blessing that I had called. He mentioned that Dana Smith, director of Waterbrooke Assisted Living in Elizabeth CityÂ www.waterbrooke.netÂ had just come to him with a dilemma. Â They had two wheelchair vans, one just died and the other had over 200,000 miles. They had no budget to purchase a new vehicle.
Mobility Supercenter agreed to the donation and promised to get the van in overall good shape. State inspection, AC repair, detailing, general mechanical check-up, servicing of the wheelchair lift, and a new wheelchair restraint system.