The Knights of Columbus in Utah have raised the funds for and received delivery of 110 brand new wheelchairs that will be distributed to veterans around the state. Funds were raised through individuals, at special events and at churches. The wheelchairs were purchased through the American Wheelchair Mission, which has distributed more than 760,000 wheelchairs around the world.
The first distribution was to Voluntary Services at the VA hospital in Salt Lake City in October. Those wheelchairs are for use in all the outlying buildings on the campus. The VA clinics and the four veterans homes around the state – including the Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson – will each be given two wheelchairs. The rest are either going to specific veterans or are awaiting a request from a veteran or a veteran’s organization for distribution. For more information, call Ray Folks 801-423-2132 or John Wainscott at 801-943-2429.