Costa Mesa, CA, July 26, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Free Wheelchair Mission, an Irvine, CA-based nonprofit that provides the gift of mobility to the impoverished disabled in developing nations, is proud to announce that through the generosity of their donors and sponsors the 9th Annual Magic of Mobility Gala event raised enough funds to provide 15,810 wheelchairs—$1,010,899 in one evening.
Event Chairwoman Deborah Anderson was extremely happy with the event saying, “The evening was magical from start to finish: our special guest Fabio was wonderful and amazing. Everyone appeared to have a great time. Our organization has been blessed beyond measure, from the generosity of our donors down to the volunteers making the event happen and go smoothly. I have been honored to be part of this journey.”
FWM President and Founder Dr. Don Schoendorfer was also very pleased by the evening. “There were times I just had to stop thinking, close my eyes and thank God he brought us together, all of us, and gave us this assignment. Thousands more now have a chance for a better life.”
Event sponsors included HIS Foundation, Nuwest Insurance Services, Hanson Family Charitable Foundation, Nordstrom, Datron World Communications Inc., The Thompson Family Foundation, and Robin and Linda Boyd.
Free Wheelchair Mission Contact Information: Communications Specialist Andrew Young at (949) 273-8470 or communications[at]freewheelchairmission[dot]org.
About Free Wheelchair Mission: FWM is a humanitarian, faith-based organization, in service to “provide the transforming gift of mobility to the impoverished disabled in developing countries, as motivated by Jesus Christ.” Since 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission has sent over 648,000 specially-made wheelchairs to over 85 countries around the world, sharing the gifts of dignity, independence and hope.