Wheels of Life
The Project: In partnership with PET International, a producer of low cost wheelchairs, and our Syrian missionaries, Venture International has developed a plan that will help alleviate some of the burden faced by our physically challenged brothers and sisters in Syria by purchasing, shipping, and distributing 140 special Personal Energy Transportation wheelchairs to those who qualify and most desperately need them.
The Need: Syria is starting to implement measures to improve conditions for its physically challenged population. Although exact figures are not known, approximately 10% of Syrians have special needs. According to a 2008 article posted at The Institute for War and Peace Reporting, "’A very small percentage of handicapped are able to study and work because [the disabled as a group] are regarded as totally helpless,’ said May Abu Ghazala, coordinator for the integration of the handicapped at the ministry of education."
PET works with people who have lost use of their legs but have enough upper body and arm strength to deliver the power to drive PET. In one country, a shoemaker received a PET and now uses it to pick up raw goods for making shoes and delivering the finished product. In another country a PET rider use it to take garden vegetables to market.
How You can Help: Your partnership in helping Venture International will ensure this desperately needed humanitarian mission is carried out, offering Wheels of Life to our physically challenged brothers and sisters in Syria.
Each adult recipient will receive, free of charge, a Holy Bible translated in Arabic. Child recipients will receive a copy of our highly acclaimed, fullcolor 25 Favorite Bible Story Books.
Please watch our video entitled Wheels of Life at www.ventureint.org/multimedia.html. Your charitable contribution, in any amount, will help make a real difference in the lives of our physically challenged Syrian brothers & sisters.
If you have friends or a small group who you think would like to join you in this project why not show them this letter. Call (480) 730-2702 if you need help or you can also click on donate to give on line.
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