Millions of people in this world are in desperate need of mobility because of landmines, polio and other diseases, birth defects, and amputations. It is a life-changing event to go from dragging oneself in the dirt and mud to having three wheels to go wherever one wants to go! An amazing group of volunteers called PET, short for Personal Energy Transportation, can turn a $250 donation into a no-cost Gift of Mobility to the recipient. Watch this news story, filmed just a few miles down the road from us.
At the local PET IA-Leighton affiliate, the sturdy steel frame construction is partially constructed using a Dake Coldsaw, Femi Bandsaw and Multitool Grinder. The PET is a wheelchair that goes where wheelchairs can’t go! To date more than 30,000 PETs have been distributed in over 90 countries and production from PET affiliates all over the country continues to grow.
We applaud the excellent work and generosity of our local PET! For additional info see these links: