Mobility Ventures’ recent donation of a wheelchair-accessible MV-1 van to a New Jersey family suggests that “paying it forward” could have large dividends.
The van was donated to the Woodward family of Mount Laurel, New Jersey, whose patriarch had experienced a brain aneurysm years earlier and needed a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
This past summer, while working as a waitress at a diner, daughter Liz Woodward—who started the “Woodward Strong” campaign to raise money for her father’s van—picked up the breakfast tab for two volunteer firefighters who had just come off a fire, according to a media release from Mobility Ventures.
Taken by her gesture, the firefighters were inspired to action when they heard about the “Woodward Strong” campaign. As a way to “pay it forward” for Liz’ generosity, the firefighters helped her boost the campaign from $30,000 to $80,000 and reach more than 125 countries.
After hearing the story, Mobility Ventures was inspired to match the funds raised by Woodward, the firefighters, and the campaign donors by providing the Woodward family with a fully wheelchair-accessible MV-1 van, the release continues.
“When we heard about Liz’s efforts to help her father and the incredible support she’s received from her community, we were deeply inspired and wanted to pay forward her kindness,” says Pat Kemp, Mobility Ventures executive vice president, in the release.
“We’re happy to have a hand in giving her family back their mobility and freedom, and the peace of mind that comes from driving a safe and reliable vehicle,” Kemp adds.
“The generosity and kindness the campaign supporters and Mobility Ventures have shown is really incredible, and I hope this brings hope to others in similar situations and inspires people to help those in need in any way possible,” states Liz Woodward in the release. “We truly appreciate it.”
For more information, visit Mobility Ventures.
[Source(s): Mobility Ventures, PR Newswire]