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JONI AND FRIENDS WHEELS FOR THE WORLD Each year, an estimated 75,000 wheelchairs are thrown away in the United States, while 20 million people worldwide desperately need a wheelchair. You can make a difference by providing the gift of mobility to disabled people in less resourced countries. Wheels for the World, a ministry of Joni and Friends, provides a free wheelchair, along with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children and adults affected by disability. Pleasant Green United Methodist Church at 3005 Pleasant Green Road in Durham is holding a wheelchair drive on behalf of Wheels for the World on the following Saturdays: April 10th 9-11:00, April 17th 1-3:00 and April 24th 9-11:00. We will collect manual, adult and pediatric wheelchairs and wheelchair footrests. All wheelchairs collected are transported to Wheels for the World Restoration Centers located at correctional facilities where inmates restore the wheelchairs to like-new conditions. The wheelchairs are then shipped to less resourced countries around the world.Teams made up of volunteer physical therapists and wheelchair mechanics, then fit each wheelchair to an individual and provide training in the wheelchair's maintenance. Team members also present each individual with a Bible and Gospel message. The gift of mobility and the hope of salvation will change the lives of these individuals and their families forever. For more information, contact Nancy Maloney at (603) 370-2474

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