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

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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.

 

PET International Annual Meeting and Training Conference

PET International held its annual meeting and training conference in Bryan TX hosted by the PET – Brazos Valley Affiliate on September 14 – 15.  There were representatives from many of the PET affiliates around the US and from Zambia.  Unfortunately, I was only able to attend the last day; however, I was able to get some valuable information to bring back.  There were presentations about: Strategic Planning, Shop Safety, Cultivating Service Club Support, General Administration and Information Technology.  Presentations were also presented by several PET Distribution Partners including CHARA and MedShare.

The meeting ended with the Annual Board of Directors Meeting.

John Rudd

Tarrytown Youth Presentation

I had the pleasure of presenting PET to the Tarrytown UMC middle school youth group as they kicked off a new year.  Many of the youth remembered seeing the PETs that the Tarrytown mission team took with them to Uganda.  They also enjoyed riding the PETs that we took and will be leaving at the church for about a month.  I also took this opportunity to make the church leadership aware of our building program.

John Rudd

A New Building

The PET-Austin board reviewed estimates for the construction of a new shop building.  The board voted to officially kick off a capital building campaign to raise money to build a new PET shop.  The goal is to raise $70,000 for this project by soliciting donations from individuals and businesses in the area.  This amount will provide the funds to build the building (basic structure to be finished by PET volunteers) and leave operating funds for four months of normal operations.  That will allow PET Austin to get back on track and resume the growth we were experiencing before we lost our shop on Pond Springs Road.  We are talking to churches in the area who will allow us to build on their property.  When we are ready to build, the final decision for the best location will be made.

John Rudd

Austin Centennial Rotary Club Presentation

I had the opportunity to make a PET presentation to the Austin Centennial Rotary Club.  They are now aware of our building situation and want to continue showing us support.  We also discussed the possibility of a work day for their club.

John Rudd

Bethany UMC Missions Committee Meeting

I made a presentation to the Bethany UMC Missions committee about PET.  A number of the members of the committee had participated with us during the Lenten Challenge workdays at Bethany. They wanted an update about how we are doing after losing our shop space.   The committee will be making all of the adult Sunday School Classes aware of the fact that we will be starting a capital fund raising campaign to build a new building.

John Rudd

National Instrument Company Meeting Expo

We had the opportunity to set up a booth at the National Instrument Company Meeting Expo that was held at Gateway Church.  This was an opportunity to introduce PET-Austin to the employees of National Instrument and make them aware of the volunteer opportunities with PET-Austin.

John Rudd

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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.