MDA's Central Valley chapter recently had their weeklong camping trip for kids with muscular dystrophy.
It was an amazing week of accessible camping. For many campers it is the best week of the year. Thanks to the MDA and to everyone who donates to the MDA for making all of this possible.
Carrie Danny (Executive Director) and Renee Gustuson (Health Care Service Coordinator) trained their counselors at the Fresno MobilityWorks. We were happy to share the space!
Some of the volunteer camp counselors have worked this event for years, providing love and support for their campers as they grow into adults. The bonds formed at this event are very strong.
MDA Central Valley invited partners and friends to VIP Day for a tour, lunch and good times. We managed to snap a quick picture of us making a muscle in front of the MobilityWorks van. In the picture are campers, therapists, team members from the University of California / Fresno Community Hospital Neurology Department, the Justin Woods Foundation, the MDA staff, Numotion and MobilityWorks' Tony Bandermann.
For more information about the Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp, go to: http://mda.org/summer-camp
Sizzlin Summer Savings Are Here! More Toyota Limited Vans Are on Their Way to MobilityWorks Stores...
The Great Summer Sale on all 2014 XLE and Limited Toyota Sienna's combines two BraunAbility summer promotions together for even more savings! And we just ordered a whole bunch more in anticipation of the response to this offer.
Don't get left out of this offer! While supplies last, take advantage of $5,000 in potential rebates ($4,000 BraunAbility cash and $1,000 Toyota AutoMobility rebate) on all of our 2014 Toyota XLE and Limited models. These rebates have never been higher! We'll also offer you a trade-in value on your current adaptive or non-adaptive vehicle to use toward the purchase.
Find Out More...Call 1-877-275-4907
We just ordered a new supply of these vehicles that are on their way to our stores now! Contact us today to schedule a free mobility consultation at one of our 31 showroom locations throughout the country.
Elmhurst Lock-Up Benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association
MobilityWorks’ own Midwest Client Relations Manager Nikki Weiland went to jail! Well, not a real jail! Nikki was selected to be a “jailbird” as part of the Elmhurst (IL) Lock-Up benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To get out of jail, Nikki needed to raise “bail” money. The bail money will be used to help children and adults with Muscular Dystrophy.
To date, Nikki has raised $3,205!!! Her link remains open for 30 days. If you are interested in making a donation, please click here.
The MDA Lock-Up is the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s premier fundraising program. As part of the Lock-Up, business and community leaders agree to be "put behind bars for good," where they utilize their vendors, co-workers, family and friends to get donations that will go toward their “bail.” Each jailbird has weeks to raise their donations.
All funds raised by the MDA Lock-Up assist the Association in providing lifesaving research, a nationwide network of medical clinics and accessible summer camp experiences to individuals and families affected by neuromuscular diseases. The cost to send one child to the MDA Summer Camp Program is $800---so with the generous donations Nikki received, four lucky children will be able to attend an MDA summer camp program! The MDA summer camp program is one week a year where kids with Muscular Dystrophy can come together for fun, friendship and memories!
Advocacy Through Employment
MobilityWorks advocates for individuals with developmental disabilities by employing Hope Services' clients. The program in which HOPE's clients participate is called Community Access Network, or CAN. The clients are mostly San Andreas Regional Center consumers.
Lori Arnberg, Hope Services' Central District Director: "The Community Access Network is a program provided by Hope Services to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to be active and valued members of their community. The program provides training in the areas of safety, healthy living and community access. Participants in this program volunteer their services to many other organizations throughout the community and learn life skills in the areas of shopping, budgeting and safety. One of the most valued opportunities for each of us is the chance to work and earn a paycheck.
Hope Services is very happy to have the opportunity to provide janitorial services for Mobility Works. This has been a win-win for Hope Services and MobilityWorks and brings our partnership full circle as MobilityWorks services Hope's vehicles and now Hope Services is able to provide services for MobilityWorks."
We are grateful for the opportunity to service their vehicles and we are grateful for the opportunity to employ their hard working clients.
For information about Hope Services, please visit www.hopeservices.org
We are happy to announce the officially opening of our newest store location in Huntsville, AL
Huntsville is our 31st van showroom and service center to open and the second in the state of Alabama. Its sister location is in Birmingham, approximately 100 miles south. 110 miles to the north is our Nashville TN van showroom.
Leading the store's operations will be General Manager Tiana Garner, who had previously been in charge of our service team in Akron, Ohio and has had significant experience in different administrative roles with MobilityWorks. The Huntsville location will primarily serve the counties of Madison, Limestone, Jackson, Marshall and Morgan, in addition to southern portions of Tennessee.
Huntsville has new wheelchair accessible vans for sale on its lot, in addition to pre-owned vehicles, rental vans, preventive maintenance and repair services, scooter carriers for sale, hand control installation, financing and more.
Free Mobility Consultations
As always, MobilityWorks provides free Mobility Consultations and Needs Analysis so that we can find the right solution for an individual or family. Scheduling an appointment is recommended. Click here to learn more about MobilityWorks of Huntsville.
Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL
Huntsville is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, where much of the U.S. space program began over a half-century ago. At the facility, NASA engineers and scientists develop and test rocket engines with an emphasis on propulsion and space transportation.
Marshall became a NASA field center on July of 1960. Today, it remains a vital resource for NASA and the nation. Visitors are welcomed at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, which serves as Marshall's Visitor Information Center. Interactive exhibits provided by the Marshall Center demonstrate how Marshall performs a broad range of activities with developing complex space systems and conducting scientific research projects.
Home of U.S. Space Camp and the site of the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, the Space & Rocket Center has one of the greatest collections of rockets and space memorabilia anywhere in the world. To learn more about the Marshall Visitor Center and hours of operation go to the Marshal Visitor Center website here.
In addition to being the home of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville is also home to the U.S. Army's Redstone Arsenal. Covering nearly eight square miles, The Redstone Arsenal contains extensive wetland areas associated with the Tennessee River and several local springs, much of which is maintained by the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge.