It is our way to give something back to those who need it most. We look forward to continuing to improve independence and mobility for people living with disabilities.
New Braunfels, TX (PRWEB) July 25, 2008
The SCOOTER Store announced today that it recently made its 350,000th delivery of power mobility equipment, a major milestone for the company, which has improved freedom and independence for people living with physical disabilities for the past 17 years.
Arnie Gallegos, 32, of Blythe, Calif. was the recipient of a Jazzy 614HD power chair. Like others before him, the mobility equipment has made a big difference in his life. "He really enjoys it," said his father, Valdo Gallegos, whose son suffers from Down syndrome.
The SCOOTER Store has been improving the quality of life for seniors and people living with disabilities since it opened in 1991.
"We understand the importance of mobility for people who suffer from illnesses and conditions that limit their mobility," said Doug Harrison, CEO and Founder of The SCOOTER Store. "It's heartening to provide mobility equipment that can dramatically change someone's life. At The SCOOTER Store, we recognize the importance of mobility, and we all work diligently to get the right mobility equipment to the people who need it to improve their quality of life."
Moreover, Mr. Harrison noted that The SCOOTER Store is also committed to excellence and has been a strong supporter over the years for improving quality standards in the power mobility industry and urging that suppliers be fully accredited to serve Medicare beneficiaries. The SCOOTER Store, which is the nation's largest supplier of power mobility equipment, has been accredited since 2003. The company has received a 98.7% customer satisfactory rating from Senior Approved Services, a leading consumer rating service.
"The reality is that we serve some of the most vulnerable people in our society," Mr. Harrison said. "We are honored for the opportunity to help them improve their mobility."
The SCOOTER Store has also been a corporate good citizen. The company operates a "Gift of Mobility" program, which provides more than $200,000 worth of free power wheelchairs and scooters each year to people who don't have the resources to obtain them. In 2007, The SCOOTER Store provided 112 men, women and children with free power wheelchairs and scooters. The equipment improved the quality of life for people with physical disabilities who lacked coverage through private health insurance or Medicare.
Working with esteemed community service agencies, such as The Dream Foundation, American Red Cross, ADL Foundation/Mobility Aids for the Uninsured and National Chronic Pain Society, The SCOOTER Store has made Gift of Mobility donations throughout the country.
"The Gift of Mobility program exemplifies our values," Mr. Harrison said. "It is our way to give something back to those who need it most. We look forward to continuing to improve independence and mobility for people living with disabilities."
About The SCOOTER Store
Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more than 350,000 people with limited mobility. The SCOOTER Store offers a full line of durable medical equipment, including power wheelchairs and scooters, lifts, ramps and accessories in 48 states, including Puerto Rico. The SCOOTER Store has worked with more than 100,000 physicians, providing expertise and quality service to their patients, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.
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