Free Wheelchair Mission has received a $100,000 donation from loanDepot and is among five key partner charities to receive these funds as part of a total of $3M that loanDepot has provided in 2020 to support relief efforts during COVID-19.

“We are honored to support a few of our key partner nonprofits that are doing amazing work. Even in difficult times, the pandemic has not stopped Free Wheelchair Mission from continuing to give the gifts of hope, dignity, and independence that come with each wheelchair provided to those living with disabilities.”

— Dan Hanson, loanDepot’s Executive Director of Distributed Retail and a member of the Free Wheelchair Mission Board of Directors

The donation will enable Free Wheelchair Mission to distribute 1,250 wheelchairs to individuals living with disabilities in developing countries around the world.

“We are so grateful to the entire team at loanDepot. Their generosity and support of our mission through the years continues to be an encouragement to us. We are so thrilled that they are stepping up to help at this time, especially during the holiday season and in these challenging times.”

— Nuka Solomon, CEO of Free Wheelchair Mission

Since their establishment in 2001, the charity has manufactured and distributed more than 1.2M wheelchairs in 93 countries worldwide, according to a media release.

[Source(s): Free Wheelchair Mission, PR Newswire]