Do you know a veteran
who could use a mobility device? read on and find the solution.
So many brave men and women choose to make the sacrifice to serve our great country, and as a result of their devotion to service often leads to injuries sustained in battle or service and results in a loss of freedom due to these injuries. The Veterans Mobility Project gives back to those that sacrificed so much, by providing a way for these Soldiers to regain some of that freedom.
Having the ability to be independent is something we often take for granted. Going outside to enjoy a day at the park or just rolling up to the market without having to rely on someone else can make all the difference in a quality of life that is worth living and feeling the personal satisfaction of being self-sufficient. Pride begins to show in their faces and attitudes as they become accustomed to meeting their personal needs of independence. These men and women of our armed forces have given so much of themselves for our freedom, Veterans Mobility Projects gives some of that freedom back.
In 2017, the question was asked, “How do we provide Veterans with mobility issues easier access to the devices they need? Cloverlane Foundation was instrumental in developing the partnership to bring the Veterans Mobility Project to be realized. Gerald Chase of Cloverlane Foundation, Michael Wofford of Empire Mobility and Russell Mills of American Legion Post 53 teamed up to design this project, and it has become successful in assisting the Veterans within the local communities to expedite getting a mobility device that meets their personal needs. From power wheelchairs, power scooters, to devices tailored to help veterans perform their daily activities. We will also provide a Rollator as a rehabilitation device for a less severely injured veteran. This device will aid the individual and provide stability when walking. It will have brakes, a seat to rest when needed and a storage compartment for personal belongings. Honorably discharged veterans within our local communities are able to apply and obtain the benefits of this program enabling us to provide mobility assistance devices to those in need free of charge with all maintenance included at no cost. This can be accomplished faster than applying through the usual red tape of government agencies.
All applications will be evaluated at no cost to determine the need for assistance as well as the type of device from power wheelchairs to lesser devices. The application process is simplified to speed up the approval process so awards can be promptly made. These mobility devices are awarded at public venues as awards to promote the program and grow community support. If you are interested in further information or would consider a donation to the Veterans Mobility Project, please contact Russell Mills of American Legion Post 53 at (951) 658-2436 or Michael Wofford of Empire Mobility of Hemet at (951) 330-0395 Veterans Mobility Projects are a 501c3 Charity Organization, and your donations are tax-deductible.