Providing Custom-Built Wheelchairs for Georgian Army Veterans (September 20)
On September 20, Georgian veteran-owned company provided custom-built wheelchairs to Georgian veterans to help them gain the mobility and independence they need to readapt and thrive in civilian life. These chairs are built by Georgian veterans who have first-hand knowledge of the needs of their fellow brothers-in-arms. The NGO Spirit of America provided seed money for the custom wheelchair company after a member of the U.S. Army National Guard identified the need.
In the framework of the Georgian Wounded Warrior Program, which was set up by the U.S. military and later transferred to the Georgian government, these wheelchairs will be used as blueprints for an additional 157 chairs that will be provided by the Georgian government to more veterans in need.