PET MI-Holland began in July of 2009 to make special wheelchairs for children without use of feet or legs in the third world. They’ve been severely handicapped by birth defects, disease, accidents, and many from land mine explosions. Reliable surveys report that over 20 million persons (fellow human beings) are without mobility in poor countries with no way to get help.
PET International’s founders developed a hand cranked tricycle cart that goes where wheelchairs cannot. PET is the acronym for ‘Personal Energy Transportation.’ Volunteers make these vehicles in an adult size and a child size. Holland is dedicated to making only the child size. It has a cargo area, sturdy parts made of wood and steel, and wide all composition tires. Maintenance is minimal and they endure in the rough terrain in which they’re used.
Take some time to look over the ministry of this non-profit organization. Holland is part of a network of 16 affiliates across the U.S. and a few shops on foreign soil.
Two Main Goals of PET International are: a) to provide mobility to some of the least of God’s children (Matt. 25:40) and, b) to provide opportunity for meaningful work for retirees in the USA.
To gain more information and/or to become involved in this caring and helping ministry call: 616-396-2031. You can Email us at PET@petmiholland.org.
If you live in West Michigan and wish to drive to Holland, the shop is located at 124 E. Sixth St. Holland, MI 49423. Workers are there three days a week so it would be a good idea to call ahead.
To make a donation simply download the form and mail it with your check payable to PET MI-Holland to the address above. You will receive a tax deductible receipt in the mail.
Inspect our web site and learn more about us. For an overall ‘education’ on who’s making PETs and stories about who’s receiving them please go to www.petinternational.org. You will be inspired for sure, but, fair warning … it may also break your heart.