There are 75 million people in the world who need a wheelchair, too many of these people live in under-resourced nations and are suffering because they are unable to afford a wheelchair. Invacare has partnered with Free Wheelchair Mission to support these individuals.
Improving the quality of people's lives and “making life experiences possible” is Invacare's primary mission. However, being the leading company in our business is, in our opinion, not only about creating revenue, but it's also about taking social responsibility. Following that, Invacare Europe is delighted to announce today that we have teamed up with Free Wheelchair Mission to help people in this world who are most in need; Together, for mobility.
Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian non-profit organisation that designs and manufactures wheelchairs at no charge for people with disabilities living in under-resourced nations. Since 2001, they have distributed more than one million wheelchairs. Their big ambition is to provide another million wheelchairs by 2025, and we at Invacare want to help them reach their goal in the best way we possibly can.
Together with Free Wheelchair Mission, we discussed how they could benefit from our experience and knowledge and how we could support them. Since the very first day, we were impressed by their work and offering our support came naturally. We want to help people all around the world, especially those who cannot afford a wheelchair.
“Invacare Europe is delighted to be supporting such a great cause and is looking forward to sharing our industry knowledge and expertise with Free Wheelchair Mission to help boost their target. This partnership will embody and be our duty to Social Responsibility, while supporting our brand promise of "making life experiences possible".” Ricardo Perez, VP Marketing EMEA
Invacare will help Free Wheelchair Mission raise awareness in Europe of their activities and generate further opportunities for donations and sponsorship, share knowledge and expertise in several areas such as product development, and assist them with wheelchair health and safety regulations standards. Invacare will also promote Free Wheelchair Mission's case studies through digital platforms to encourage others to get involved and support in any way possible.
These are exciting times for Invacare and Free Wheelchair Mission.
Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC), headquartered in Elyria, Ohio, is the global leader in the manufacture and distribution of innovative home and long-term care medical products that promote recovery and active lifestyles. The Company currently has 5,400 associates and markets its products in approximately 80 countries around the world.
Learn more at invacare.eu.com.
About Free Wheelchair Mission:
Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based nonprofit that designs and manufacturers cost-efficient, durable wheelchairs for individuals living with a disability in under-resourced nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, Free Wheelchair Mission has distributed more than one million wheelchairs to those in need in 93 countries around the world, providing renewed dignity, independence, and hope, at no cost to the recipient.
Learn more at freewheelchairmission.org.
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EMEA Communication Team
Invacare International Sàrl
We have teamed up with Free Wheelchair Mission to help people.