|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2010
CONNECTICUT STATE POLICE HELP COLLECT 183
WHEELCHAIRS FOR WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION
On Saturday, June 5, the Connecticut State Police assisted a non-profit organization in collecting more than 180 wheelchairs to be refurbished and distributed around the globe.
A representative was on hand at 11 State Police barracks to accept wheelchairs on behalf of Chariots of Hope, a Connecticut-based, nonprofit organization that collects used wheelchairs, refurbishes them and re-distributes them to people around the world. There are nearly 18 million children and adults around the world who could make use of the wheelchairs that may sit idle in people’s attics and basements.
The weekend’s major collection effort was the 11th annual collection and Troopers accepted a total of 183 wheelchairs from citizens from around the state.
“The Connecticut State Police is proud to partner with Chariots of Hope to help bring wheelchairs to those who need them. We thank all who donated these chairs, which end up truly brining hope to men, women and child around the world,” said Colonel Thomas Davoren, Commanding Officer of the Connecticut State Police.
For additional information on donating a wheelchair, call (860) 249-HOPE or visit the Chariot’s Website at www.chariotsofhope.org.