In a collaboration between Lawrence S. Ting Foundation and Red Cross of Dien Bien Province, 150 wheelchairs were provided to people with disabilities on August 29th, 2019.
For a person with a mobility impairment, a wheelchair is not only a means for movement, but opens the world to them. Hence, our foundation works to spread our “Wheelchairs of Love” initiative to all provinces and cities in Vietnam.
On August 29th, 2019, our foundation, in collaboration with Red Cross in Dien Bien Province distributed 150 wheelchairs to people with mobility impairment. At the ceremony, Mr. Lo Van Duc, the Chairman of Dien Bien Red Cross, gave a speech to express appreciation for our foundation. Wheelchairs are highly beneficial to people with mobility issues because they provide them great comfort, mobility, and independence. However, for a person with a mobility impairment from a disadvantaged household, it is not easy to be able to afford a wheelchair. Therefore, representing all the recipients, he sent the warmest thanks and gratitude to our foundation for our interest and support to those in disadvantaged circumstances in his province.
Previously, in 2014, 200 wheelchairs were given to people with mobility impairments in this province through Dien Bien Red Cross. With the fruitful partnerships between our foundation and local organizations, we believe that the differently abled have more opportunities to access support to improve the quality of their lives.