Mobility is something many of us take for granted but there are people around the world who cannot get from one place to the next without a struggle. Continue reading to learn about Centurion Service Group's wheelchair donation to those in need. Even simple everyday tasks are deemed almost impossible for some in third world countries because of the inaccessibility of wheelchairs. According to Free Wheelchair Mission, one hundred million people are in desperate need of wheelchairs but cannot afford them.
Centurion Medical Foundation, an extension of Centurion Service Group, has stepped up to help. Their recent donation will enable Free Wheelchair Mission to provide over 110 wheelchairs to people in need. Free Wheelchair Mission is a 501(c)(3) charity that builds wheelchairs using durable materials and delivers them to developing countries.
“We are happy to contribute to a charity that provides people all over the world with the freedom of mobility,” said Kylen Cieslak, Director of Buyer Development for Centurion Service Group. Centurion Medical Foundation plans to donate again in the future to help Free Wheelchair Mission meet its 2016 goal to provide one million wheelchairs to those in need.
Donating to Free Wheelchair Mission is just one way that Centurion helps make healthcare available to people around the world. Centurion also has a program that allows charities to buy equipment they need to set up a hospital, often in a third world country, from their auctions using the foundation’s money.
Medical equipment that is being replaced and auctioned off in the United States is often brand new technology in developing countries, and can be purchased at a fraction of the price of new. Through their large medical equipment auctions, Centurion Service Group is able to provide an affordable one-stop-shop for people looking to build or contribute to hospitals and clinics in the United States and abroad. The medical equipment that flows in and out of Centurion Service Group’s warehouses goes all over the world.