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Lakeside disabled receive wheelchairs

Five organizations came together April 19 to deliver wheelchairs to needy folks in lakeside communities.

pg15aThe World Access Project, Sunrise Rotary Club of Chapala, Grace Christian Fellowship of Chapala, Living Water Ministry of San Antonio Tlayacapan and the Mezcala Christian Church kids breakfast club partnered to provide low-income families in Mezcala, Santa Cruz and the Poncitlan area with 36 reconditioned wheelchairs, three sets of crutches and four walkers.

Helping organize and orchestrate the event were Jocotepec resident and national champion wheelchair tennis player Tito Bautista, Harvey Bernier, Chris Clemens of the Sunrise Rotary Club, Pastor Lionel Sanchez of the Mezcala Christian Church and director of the Mezcala kids breakfast club program, along with Donald Spangler of Living Water Ministry and Pastor Alan Pohl and his wife Becca Pohl of Grace Church in Riberas del Pilar.

Richard St. Denis runs The World Access Project out of a warehouse in the State of Mexico and distributes wheelchairs, canes, walkers and crutches in this country.  His source for these items comes from the Joni Friends Wheels for the World organization, which has dozens of drop off spots throughout the United States. The chairs are then sent to five prisons, where they are refurbished and then go to needy folks all around the globe.

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