We were happy to host eleven members of Schertz United Methodist Church this past Sunday, April 29, 2018 as part of the church’s “Faith In Action” day. They enthusiastically painted, assembled, and did metal work as part of the day’s effort. This is the third year in a row that Shertz UMC has chosen MW San Antonio as one of its Faith in Action mission partners. We hope to see them back for many years to come.
We recently received some photos and a story about Juan, who lives in Honduras. Suffering burns in his youth that severely disabled him, Juan has needed the assistance of a caretaker for his basic daily needs, including his mobility. He was given Mobility Cart #SATX-859, made in our shop in San Antonio, TX, which we were able to confirm from other photos. Now Juan can go to the city center, store, clinic, and plaza on his own!
On July 11, we drove 33 of our Mobility Carts in a trailer to the Mobility Worldwide workshop in Brazos Valley, TX to become part of a larger shipment they were sending to Monrovia, Liberia. Added to our Carts were 92 from Brazos Valley, 27 from Michigan, and 12 from Missouri.
August 7, 2017. GuideStar, an information service specializing in reporting on US nonprofit companies, has awarded Mobility Worldwide TX-San Antonio their “Gold” status, a designation that only 0.05% of all nonprofits achieve. The “Gold” level logo is a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of information on nonprofits. Currently providing information on 2.5 million organizations, GuideStar serves to verify that a recipient organization is established and that donated funds go where the donor intended.
AMIGA (A Mission in God’s Amor) is a missionary group located at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Selma, TX. On April 7, 2017, volunteers with AMIGA came to our workshop and picked up 10 of our Mobility Carts. They were then, shown here, loaded onto a shipping container, along with medical equipment and supplies, clothing and household items, on April 30. The shipping container is scheduled to arrive in Honduras on May 21, where all items will be put in storage until they are ready for distribution in medical clinics to the disabled and needy people.
A milestone was reached with Mobility Worldwide TX-San Antonio on March13, 2017 when Mobility Cart #1,000 was completed. Putting the finishing touches on the Cart here is pictured Dave Frazier, after whom #1,000 is named, and who was involved in building Cart #1 back in 2004.
At the Mobility Worldwide TX-San Antonio January 2017 “Awards Banquet,” Dave Frazier (R) was presented a Mobility Cart tailgate that he personally will attach to Cart #1,000 to be manufactured in the San Antonio Affiliate sometime early this year. This honor is being given to Dave by banquet chairman, Rob Remig, with his name etched on it. This will bring the local cart-building full circle, as Dave helped build Cart #1 in 2004 and will complete Cart #1,000 some 13 years later.
Tom Martin (L), president of Mobility Worldwide TX-San Antonio, was inducted into the PET San Antonio Hall of Fame in a presentation made by banquet chairman Rob Remig at the January 2017 Awards Celebration. Tom was recognized for his ongoing leadership by example, vision for our production to reach more disabled persons, and his enthusiasm and belief in this mission work to establish and exceed goals.
We are changing our name! In order to avoid confusion with animal care and shelters, PET International is now “Mobility Worldwide.” And PET San Antonio is now “Mobility Worldwide TX – San Antonio.” The new name better reflects what we do: We provide mobility to disabled people worldwide so far in over 100 countries. Locally we are also changing our mailing address to get our PO Box closer to our workshop. Effective immediately, our new mailing address is: P.O. Box 701172, San Antonio, TX 78270. Our mission is unchanged; our 501(c)(3) tax status is the same; and we have the same volunteers with the same heart for providing mobility to disabled people in developing countries. Please note our new logo.