|UATP's Clay Christensen pushes a |
powerchair to the scrap pile at the recyclers.
The Utah non-profit recieves donated mobility equipment from the community. Wheelchairs and scooters that cannot be reused are parted out (controls, wheels, etc. to be used on future chairs) and then taken to a scrap metal recycler.
|Larry O'Sullivan, a Sandy, Utah resident, |
using a powerchair he got from CReATE.
Chairs that are usable are refurbished using new and old parts to bring them back to manufacturer specs. They are then available to the community for a fraction of the cost of a new chair - just a couple hundred dollars. This is a great help to those who's insurance may not cover a chair or someone who just needs an extra chair to keep in the car. You see trash, CReATE sees independence.
|Parts taken from unusable mobility devices are organized |
at CReATE, which are then used on other chairs, saving the
community money and keeping wheelchairs out of landfills.
Donations received by CReATE thus keeping them out of the landfill:
If you are interested in donating a used mobility device to CReATe, or obtaining a device, call 801-887-9398.