101 Mobility Community Involvement - Do well by doing good
Our core value is "Be Passionate." Our President, Dave Pazgan says "If you don't love what you do, do something else. We practice these values every day, and if you talk to a 101 Mobility franchisee, they will tell you "I love what I do."
Wheelchair Costume Parade
Wilmington, NC home office
Since 2012, the team at our Wilmington, NC home office has been celebrating Halloween with Codington Elementary School. It all began with a desire to do something to really touch the lives of the people we serve.
We contacted the teacher of Codington's special needs class, Mrs. Bishop, and we came up with the idea to celebrate with a Halloween costume parade, where our team would create adaptive wheelchair costumes for the disabled students and we would have a parade where the whole school could see the kids in their awesome costumes. What a special day this is each year for all of us!
NBC's George to the Rescue
Long Island, NY • John Michielini
In June, 2014 101 Mobility of Long Island owner, John Michielini aligned with several area builders, designers and manufacturers to work on a project with NBC's George to the Rescue, a popular TV program where host George Oliphant works to help families and communties in need by surprising them with home and building modifications. Their mission: to help a local, deserving family by outfiting their home for wheelchair accessibility. Beloved Floral Park Bellerose Elementary school teacher Mrs. Klein, has been wheelchair-bound for two years, and has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for over a decade. John and his team provided an innovative and easy-to-operate vertical wheelchair lift along with a certified installation for Mrs. Klein so she may fully enjoy her home's now wheelchair accessible patio/garden area.
Sunshine on a Ranney Day
North Georgia • Garol Orr
101 Mobility of North Georgia partners with Sunshine on a Ranney Day, an organization that provides room makeovers for children with long-term illness.
In July, 2015, Connor Bode, a 16 year old with cerebral palsy, received a bedroom modification fit for a fireman, with the help of Sunshine on a Ranney Day. 101 Mobility of N. Georgia donated the installation of a ceiling patient lift to his newly themed bedroom. With the help of this device, Connor's parents can easily lift him in a sling from his bed to the bathroom via a track system.
Homes for Our Troops
Tampa • Dennis Clouser
SSG Alex Dillman is one of the estimated million US military service members who have been wounded in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.* Alex was on a night mission in Afghanistan when his truck rolled over an IED. His injuries left him paralyzed from the chest down, and he was returning to a home with limited accessibility. This is where HFOT steps in—they are a nonprofit organization dedicated to building accessible homes for heroes across the country.
Dennis Clouser of 101 Mobility Tampa was so moved by SSG Dillman's story that he went to his manufacturer, Harmar, to ensure that a porch lift - along witih installation was installed at no cost to HFOT.
* International Business Times