Sunrise Medical Contributes Wheelchairs to Haiti Relief Effort

Sunrise Medical has donated 380 wheelchairs to UCP Wheels for Humanity, which distributes new and refurbished wheelchairs to children and adults living with disabilities in developing nations, including earthquake-stricken Haiti.

Sunrise's donation includes "a variety of standard and adult custom manual wheelchairs," according to a news release.

UCP Wheels for Humanity President David Richard, in accepting the wheelchairs, said, "This donation came at a very important time. Help is still urgently needed for the millions of people affected by the disaster, especially for the most vulnerable: children and adults with disabilities and victims of the earthquake who have become temporarily or permanently disabled."

Sunrise President of U.S. Commercial Operations Pete Coburn said, "We are pleased to be able to support this organization and their commitment to providing the freedom of mobility to those in need around the world. The support and donations from our industry has been truly remarkable, and we feel fortunate that we are in a position to help with this great cause."

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