Sallisaw client receives wheelchair as fast as a golf cart!

Meet Harvey. He’s been a client of our Sallisaw Helping Center for a long time. Last year, he had to have his leg amputated, and our Catholic Charities helping center was able to connect him with a wonderful woman, Belinda, who volunteers with us. Belinda is a great resource in helping clients with equipment for disabilities. She helped Harvey with his first wheelchair last year, and a men’s group built him a ramp.

Recently, his wheelchair became too worn out to be of use. Belinda worked with the Mid-America Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans to secure Harvey a brand new, motorized wheelchair. It goes as fast as a golf cart, turns on a dime, has lights front and back, and a horn!  The seat reclines forwards and backwards and will lie all the way down, if needed.  It’s ‘finger-tip’ controls allow Harvey to drive with ease. He does not have any transportation, so a wheelchair is a must. Upon receiving it, Harvey said, “‘Thank you so much, this is far out!”

We depend so much on the generosity of our Eastern Oklahoma community and fellow helping organizations to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters in need. Thanks to all who donate to Catholic Charities, those who volunteer at any of our helping locations, and those who get to know and advocate for our clients to help them receive the assistance they need.

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