The Bruery Reserve Society Event

This last weekend was St. Patty’s Day and Placentia’s finest brewing company, The Bruery, held their annual Reserve Society get-together at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim.

The Bruery was kind enough to invite FWM to volunteer at the event and bring along some wheelchairs to share what we’re all about. It was a great time and we had amazing opportunities to spread the word about FWM and how people can get involved with giving the gift mobility to others around the world.

We’d like to give a HUGE thank you to The Bruery, their staff and all their Reserve Society members for supporting us, as well as our awesome volunteers who came out on a blustery Saturday to make sure that a great time was had by all. Thanks everybody–check out the photos below!

Have an event coming up that you’d like to get Free Wheelchair Mission involved in? Head here to send us an email or call and let’s see how we can partner up!

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FWM Volunteer Nominated!

Drew:

Check it out! Our volunteer Ellen van Druten has been nominated for a Spirit of Volunteerism award! Yay!

Originally posted on Spirit of Volunteerism Awards:

Congrats to Ellen van Druten for being honored as an outstanding community volunteer!

Name: Ellen van Druten

Nominating Organization: Free Wheelchair Mission

Honoree Category: Human & Community

Why Nominated:Ellen van Druten is a breath of fresh air and “star” volunteer! During one of her classes at the University of California Irvine, Ellen heard about Free Wheelchair Mission and was immediately interested and signed up to help.
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Ellen seems like “one of the family” with her professional attitude, sunny disposition, and sweet, energetic personality. Whether it’s working the check-in table at a special event fundraiser, handing out t-shirts to runners at the Run for Mobility, or making “thank you” phone calls to donors at the office, Ellen motivates others with her positive attitude and humble disposition. “Free Wheelchair Mission is a wonderful group of people,” Ellen van Druten said. Ariel Rigney, FWM Events Coordinator commented on Ellen’s volunteer…

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