Wheelchairs for People in Need

By Carlos G. Olivares

Club Rotario de San Miguel (Club 23623, District 4160), following its tradition to help members of the community, is again providing special wheelchairs for the handicapped and elderly who otherwise could not afford them. Donations by club members, fundraising events, and support from other local NGOs make this possible. This year we were fortunate to have received a special donation that allowed us to achieve the goal we had in mind.

Beneficiaries of this assistance are determined by a Rotary committee that receives applications and then evaluated to identify the level of need of the applicant and his or her financial situation. This year, we are able to donate 18 wheelchairs.

The formal presentation event will take place on Sunday, August 31, at noon in the Jardín Principal; Lic. Cristian Gutiérrez (President for 2014-2015) will lead the public ceremony.

Rotary meetings are every Wednesday at 8:30pm at Hotel Quinta Loreto and everybody is welcome. Information: carlosg.olivares@gmail.com.


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