ROTARY CLUB OF ABBOTSFORD-SUMAS Announces Return Trip to Guatemala
By Michael (Mike) Adkins Past President 2015-2016 | Director: Foundation | Chair: Public Relations 2016-2017 | Chair: Literacy 2016-2017
The object of Rotary is to promote and support the idea of service as the foundation for worthy enterprise. The Rotary Club of AbbotsfordSumas pursues that goal by engaging in on-going campaigns to support special projects within the local community and the international community. On February 2015, with six members of the Abbotsford-Sumas Rotary Club and with the wheelchairs purchased by the Rotary Chilliwack and Rotary Club Abbotsford plus our club‘s partner Inspired by Vision (Grand Prairie) a container of 280 new wheelchairs were delivered to Guatemala City & Antigua, Guatemala. The hard work on the ―ground‖ in Guatemala was done by our club partnering with Rotary Club‘s of Guatemala City and Rotary Club of Antigua for the needs assessments and arrangements for the wheelchair delivery prior to the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas arrival.
The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas is currently in the process of delivering another 280 new wheelchairs to Guatemala to be distributed February 2017, to individuals and hospitals that are in dire need of them. Once again a number of Rotary Club members along with our partner Inspired By Vision, will travel to Guatemala City and Antigua in February 2017 to assemble the wheelchairs and personally deliver them to 280 recipients. This delivery however has additional partners. The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas is honored and proud to announce the Rotary Club of Chilliwack, the Rotary Club of Abbotsford, the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui and Inspired by Vision (Grand Prairie) are partners in this financial and hands on project. These are no ordinary wheelchairs. They are crafted to be extra durable and to endure the harsh terrain of rural roads and the tests of time.
Thanks to the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation, these special wheelchairs can be delivered anywhere in the world at this incredibly low cost of $195.00 per chair (they retail for over $600.00). If you wish to donate to the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation, please contact Rotary Abbotsford-Sumas c/o Dr. Ron Lewis at or Michael (Mike) Adkins at