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Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Inmates Refurbish Wheelchairs
200! That is how many wheelchairs our inmates fixed
up and provided to people with disabilities in Ghana.
In our partnership with Joni and Friends used and/or
broken wheelchairs are collected from all across the United States, and are
shipped to Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility. Inmates then begin to
repair and refurbish the chairs and they are shipped off to people in third
world countries who cannot afford one.
Programs like Wheels for the World provide inmates
an opportunity to give back.
For information about this program checkout our YouTube