Mobility Worldwide, TX-Austin

Reflecting the love of God by bringing the gift of mobility and dignity to those in developing countries who are unable to walk.

Our Mobility Cart (PET®) is a three-wheeled, off-road wheelchair, operated by hand power. Built by a faith-based, non-profit, volunteer organization, mobility carts are delivered at no cost to people in developing countries who have lost the use of their legs.

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Mobility Worldwide, TX-Austin

helps lift crawling people up out of the dirt.

$300.00 builds a Cart

Amazon Smile all the time!!

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Remember to shop at AmazonSmile when you do your online shopping year round.  If you are not already registered, go to www.smile.amazon.com and log in just like you do with you regular Amazon account.  At the top of the page click on 'Supporting:'.  Search for 'Personal Energy Transportation of Austin'.  Every quarter PET-Austin get .05% of our supporters purchases from the AmazonSmile Foundation.

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Combined Federal Campaign

PET International is an authorized charity for the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The CFC is similar to the United Way in that all US Governmental employees (civilian and military, current or retired) can easily make contributions designated to specific charities or shared across all charities listed in the CFC. Please forward this news to your Federal Governmental friends and ask they consider designating PET International (CFC #38749) as one of their charities of choice.

 

Seun's visit to Bethany UMC

seun vonseun susanlambSeun visited Bethany on Saturday night for a reception and on Sunday Morning for both Sunday School hours.  In all cases, she was a hit with everyone.

To the left Seun is talking to the Sunday School group with Von Driggs.

Seun formed a special bond with Susan Lamb (one of our volunteers).  Seun is the last recorded case of polio in Nigeria and Susan was one of the last recorded cases of polio in the US.

As a part of Seun's visit, we collected offerings to send a container of PETs (160) to Nigeria in Seun's honor.  The amount needed to achieve this was $4800 and we collected just over $2400 on Sunday with additional donations coming in over the next week or so.  If you did not get a chance while she was here and would like to help with this special effort, click on this donate button and send in a donation or drop an offering in the plate at Bethany with "PET/Seun shipping" on the memo line.

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Seun Visits the San Antonio Zoo

zoo1zoo2Yesterday, I took Seun and Mary to San Antonio to visit the PET-SA shop.  PET-SA hosted a visit to the San Antonio Zoo and a luncheon for Seun at their shop.  Seun really prefers using a PET rather than her wheel chair.  It was also an eye opener for us to actually see someone on a PET that uses one on a daily basis.

Seun Oke arrives in Austin

airporttyrex1 sSeun Oke and her traveling companion, Mary Frantz, arrived in Austin today.  On the way to the hotel, we stopped at the TyRex PET shop and Seun got to meet Andrew Cooper, one of the co-founders of TyRex.  I will be posting updates as the week continues.

PET-Austin will participate in Amplify Austin Day 2015

ilhigh logoAmplifyAustinUFCULogo RGBPET-Austin has become a partner with I Live Here I Give Here which is an organization focused on increasing philanthropy in Central Texas through online giving. Each year they put on the Amplify Austin Day which is 24 hours to give where you live to a cause you care about (PET-Austin and others) and a city you love!

Your gift is amplified through the incentive pool and exciting incentive prizes that PET-Austin may receive on Amplify Austin Day.

Last year, over $4 million was raised during this one 24 hour period and distributed to the participating organizations. Help us make an even bigger impact this year.

I will be posting more information about Amplify Austin Day 2015 which will take place from 6:00pm March 4 through 6:00pm March 5, 2015.

United Access Helping with Seun Oke Visit

United Access is becoming a helping partner with PET.  They will be providing a handicap equipped van for PET-Austin to use during the time that Seun Oke is here in Texas on her tour.

United accessUnited Access has been in the wheelchair van industry for over 30 years. Accessible vans are their specialty. They are dedicated to providing the best service for all of your accessible transportation needs in each of their locations.

From its humble beginnings, United Access has evolved into what it is today, an industry-leading provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles, driving systems, mobility seats, handicap lifts, and other vehicle modifications.

Visit their Austin web site at http://www.unitedaccess.com/locations/austin-tx.php.

Seun is here!

Nigeria Seun Oke arrives in MOSeun Oke arrived in MO yesterday afternoon from Nigeria to a surprise welcome by MU Nigerian students and friends from PET MO-Columbia. She is pictured with Gary Moreau, the Columbia shop executive director, and others.

We are working with Steve Baima who is the PET International lead for her PET promotional tour in the US for 2 months. Her tour is starting in MO at the PET conference next week in Columbia and she will then travel to selected other PET locations to share her story. As mentioned in the previous blog, she will be here in Austin, Bryan and San Antonio from October 22 - 26.

In addition to her tour stops, Seun will also have time to relax and do some fun things. Arrangements are also being made to help her get some computer training while she is here.  PET-Austin is also hoping to raise funds through love offerings to cover the cost of sending a 40' container of PETs (176) to Nigeria in Seun's honor.  We are working with our distribution partner, the Assembly of God Missions, in Nigeria to make this happen.

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"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."

Matthew 25:40

Our Progress

PET Austin has delivered PETs to:

  1. Haiti
  2. Honduras
  3. Mexico
  4. Nicaragua
  5. Ukraine
  6. India
  7. Uganda
  8. Peru
  9. Nigeria

Help give the Gift of Mobility to someone in need!

Building and boxing PETs

Volunteers and donataions needed

Items Needed:

Clean soup can size cans

Shoebox size boxes

New Newsletter Link

New-Green Check out our new menu item "News".  There you will find news about our shop as well as the latest copy of the PET International Mini-Newsletter.