Damien Brewster, owner of Element Energy, with the wheelchair collection trailer at 4033 Ice Way, Fort Wayne.

Local Businesses Host Wheelchair Collection Drive

Two local businesses, Element Energy and Don Taco, will host a wheelchair collection event on May 4, 2024, from 10 AM until 1:00 PM, in collaboration with Agape Mobility Ethiopia,. Donated wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and canes will be sent to Ethiopia and given to disabled children, teens, and adults.

The event will include Ethiopian coffee, games, and opportunities for donors to win prizes from the event sponsors. Prizes include a catered Ethiopian dinner for six, tee shirts, hats, and discount coupons offered by Element Energy and Don Taco.

Event details:
Saturday, May 4, 2024
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
4033 Ice Way, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Look for collection trailer parked near Element Energy and Don Taco

Saba Marcos, founder of Agape Mobility Ethiopia, returned this week from her most recent trip to her homeland where she distributed 440 free wheelchairs throughout the country.  Since 2011, Marcos has given more than 3,000 wheelchairs to Ethiopians in need.

Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Agape Mobility Ethiopia is a not-for-profit organization serving the 17% of Ethiopians who live with disabilities. Agape Mobility works with health ministers and other relief organizations, largely in rural areas, where disabled persons face stigma and superstition.