Thursday, March 7, 2013
StreetHope gives away mobility scooter, has another available
ately, it seems that as soon as a gifted mobility scooter rolls out of StreetHope New & Used store on Young Rd. with a new owner, someone else from the community donates another one.
StreetHope, a Christian-based ministry assists men with substance abuse get off the street in Chilliwack and their lives back on track.
The store, which helps fund the transition home, was originally was gifted two scooters. So co-owners Bev and John Hood decided to give them to people who needed them.
They refurbished and put new batteries in them, and then put word out that they were looking for a pair of warm bodies.
To ensure that they were going to good homes, the Hood's decided to ask people interested to write them and tell them why they wanted a scooter.
After they found homes for those, low and behold another scooter was donated to them, and they went through the process again.
Earlier this week, the Hoods found a person in need and gifted him the scooter.
"We have paid forward yet another scooter!" said a Facebook post. "Joe, a long-time customer at StreetHope New & Used now has wheels to get around town. We're so happy for him."
There's more good news. They have one more to give away.
"We have also received another scooter which we plan to "PAY FORWARD," said John Hood, store co-owner. "We now need the communities help in finding that one person who would most benefit a mobility scooter."
Those interested are encouraged to drop off a letter at the store. It doesn't have to be a book. Just a couple of creative paragraphs about why you need a scooter.
You never know, you could be walking to StreetHope one day and driving home.
The store is located at Young Rd. and 5th Ave. 604-832-8884
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