MEMPHIS --- For most children, wants and needs are often confused. Unfortunately, however, there are some children who clearly know the difference. They are less concerned with bicycles and roller blades - these are the children who cannot...
MEMPHIS --- For most children, wants and needs are often confused. Unfortunately, however, there are some children who clearly know the difference. They are less concerned with bicycles and roller blades - these are the children who cannot enjoy the independence of moving from one room to another.
Many families lack the financial resources to accommodate things so basic as wheelchairs or rehabilitation equipment for their homes. Porter-Cable recognizes this apparent need and has set out to make a difference in the lives of these children through a program called WheelChairs for Kids.
Porter-Cable launched WheelChairs for Kids in late 1997 to tackle the needs of children and their family's head on by doing two things. The program was designed to raise funds to subsidize the cost of wheelchairs and other basic equipment for uninsured or underinsured families throughout West Tennessee. In addition to raising finds, the program is designed to build wheelchair ramps for families in need of assistance in retrofitting their homes to become wheelchair accessible.
The WheelChairs for Kids program will be promoted this weekend during the Sam's Town 250 at Memphis Motorsports Park. Many NASCAR Busch Series teams will place decals on their cars in support of the charity.
In addition to the promotion of the program this weekend, Porter-Cable employees along with Porter-Cable racing team owner Joe Gibbs and driver Jeff Purvis will participate in a ramp dedication on Thursday in Jackson, TN. Following the ramp dedication a fundraising dinner and auction will be held in Jackson with Joe Gibbs as the keynote speaker.
Porter-Cable is proud to be a part of helping to provide a better life for families in need in Western Tennessee. By using the NASCAR Busch Series to promote the WheelChairs for Kids program, hopefully more ramps can be built for these families.