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Wheelchairs to be donated to Midland flood victims

Posted at 12:47 AM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 00:47:42-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two Midland residents who lost their wheelchairs in the flood are getting them replaced, thanks to a West Michigan non-profit.

Two gentleman had their mobility equipment washed away. They have living without the necessary equipment for about 3 weeks.

Alternatives in Motion, a non-profit based in Grand Rapids, first reached out the United Way in Midland. They were then put in touch with the Red Cross.

"We have been working with them to support two different senior gentleman that lost both of their pieces of mobility equipment due to their leaving their homes from the floods," said Coleen Davis, Director of Alternatives in Motion.

Both the scooter and the wheelchair which are being donated came from donors throughout the West Michigan area.

"We just want to see them get their freedom and independence back. While we can’t help with their homes and the flooding, this is one part of their lives that we can have an impact on," said Davis.

Delivery will take place next week.

If you would like to donate any mobility equipment you have that is not in use, you can get in touch with Alternatives in Motion on Facebook.