Right at Home Joins Free Wheelchair Mission on 10-Day Trip to Ecuador
Members of Right at Home’s (www.rightathome.net) corporate team recently joined their national partner Free Wheelchair Mission (freewheelchairmission.org) on a 10-day trip to Ecuador. Together, the group assembled and delivered 250 wheelchairs to people in need to improve their quality of life with the transforming gift of mobility.
The Omaha-based franchise offers in-home companionship and personal care and assistance to seniors and adults with a disability who want to continue to live independently. Right at Home is committed to improving the lives of people who can’t do it for themselves, and this commitment aligns perfectly with the goals and mission of the Free Wheelchair project.
Right at Home exceeded their goal for 2019 and raised $94,000—enough money for two shipping containers of 500 wheelchairs each. It costs approximately $80 to assemble, ship, and deliver one wheelchair. Since 2016, the Right at Home franchise has raised $345,000 and provided over 4,300 wheelchairs to people in need.
Since its founding 18 years ago, Free Wheelchair Mission has provided over one million wheelchairs in 93 countries. Free Wheelchair Mission is working now to provide two million wheelchairs by 2025.
Founded in 1995, Right at Home offers in-home companionship and personal care and assistance to seniors and adults with a disability who want to continue to live independently. Local Right at Home offices are independently owned and operated and directly employ and supervise all caregiving staff, each of whom is thoroughly screened, trained, and bonded/insured prior to entering a client’s home. Right at Home’s global office is based in Omaha, NE, with more than 500 franchise locations in the U.S. and seven other countries. For more information, visit www.rightathome.net. To find out more about franchising opportunities, visit www.rightathomefranchise.com.