Problem Solving! Wheelchair Donation & Delivery

5:58 PM, Apr 28, 2011   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC --  When somone stole a Greensboro man's motorized wheelchair, WFMY News 2 viewers called in with chairs to give.

The man got a motorized chair the next day. Problem solved! But there were other people who still wanted to donate their chairs or HoverRounds to other neighbors in need.

The only problem...how to get the chairs from their houses to the donation site? We needed delivery. WFMY News 2 viewers offered yet another solution!

Usually, Thursdays are days off for Frederick Walker. But not this Thursday. The owner of F & J Services Unlimited, a pressure washing and painting business, spent the day doing heavy lifting for someone he doesn't know and probably will never meet.

Walker says, "this doesn't feel like work. It feels like a blessing. I was helped at one point and I should help others. None of us is promised tomorrow."

He and a friend picked up a motorized wheelchair from Marlie King. The owner of King's Auto Salvage in Haw River was one of the first people to call WFMY News 2, willing to donate the chair.

The next stop was the house of Nellie Grimes. She says she was at home feeling sorry for herself, when she saw the story about the man's stolen chair. She said she was tired of being helped by others and wanted to help someone herself. She offered up a motorized chair she was no longer using.

And the last stop of the day, Angel Hands. The Greensboro business takes in donations of walkers, wheelchairs and motorized chairs. They fix them up, clean them up and give them to people who need them. They have a long list. And they could use more donations. If you have any of these items, call 375--8288.

WFMY News 2

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