Free Wheelchair Mission Volunteers Honored at OneOC's Spirit of Volunteerism Awards
Irvine, CA, April 30, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Five volunteers who support Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) were honored at OneOC’s 38th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Luncheon on April 9th at the Disneyland Hotel. The awards luncheon provides an opportunity to recognize individual, group and team volunteers for their service to Orange County nonprofit organizations. “The volunteers at Free Wheelchair Mission bring a range of incredible talents to our organization. We are happy to see our five volunteers recognized, and we are honored by their commitment to the gift of mobility. We are also thrilled to be attending the event for the third year,” said Reed Harley, Executive Director of FWM.
Among the honorees was Angelica Anderson who assisted in creating a five-day Wheelchair Distribution Training Program and continues to lend her physical therapy expertise to FWM. Also honored was father-son duo, John and Zeph Jaramillo, who advance the mission as event volunteers and speakers within their Southern California community. Carrie Tendler was also nominated for her administrative assistance to the team at FWM headquarters in Irvine. Lastly, the ceremony recognized FWM volunteer Evan Nguyen, who helps oversee wheelchair inventory management and shipping logistics at FWM headquarters. All volunteers provide incredible value and distinctively contribute to advancing FWM’s goal to provide mobility to those in need in the developing world.
About OneOC: With volunteer, training, consulting and business services, OneOC helps Orange County’s nonprofits become as effective and efficient as they are passionate about their missions. OneOC’s mission is accelerating nonprofit success. Their services are fully integrated, and strengthened through partnership with other local service providers. Together, we work to accelerate the success of Orange County nonprofits, enabling them to reach their full potential. www.oneoc.com
About Free Wheelchair Mission: Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to “provide the transforming gift of mobility to the impoverished disabled in developing countries, as motivated by Jesus Christ.” Wheelchairs are distributed fully-assembled free of charge to recipients and are given regardless of race, gender, religion, or ethnicity. Since 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided over 753,000 specially-made wheelchairs to individuals with disabilities in 91 countries around the world. They provide not only mobility, but share the gifts of dignity, independence and hope. www.freewheelchairmission.org