8 on Your Side Helps Provide Free Wheelchairs - 8 News NOW

8 on Your Side Helps Provide Free Wheelchairs

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LAS VEGAS - 8 on Your Side and the Wheelchair Foundation are teaming up to meet the needs of hundreds of disabled Nevadans.

8 on Your Side previously provided a wheelchair for a boy in need. They are doing it again, this time for hundreds of people in the valley.

8 News NOW is working with the Wheelchair Foundation to help give 285 brand new wheelchairs to anyone in need.

The wheelchairs arrived from California December 11. The Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club and the Lions Club helped unload the shipment at the employee parking lot at the Quad.

The chairs are being stored at the Auto Collections Museum until each one is donated. The Wheelchair Foundation has already identified 100 wounded warriors in Nevada who need wheelchairs. 8 on Your Side also found a girl in need of a chair.

Dozens of chairs are still available. John Williams with the Wheelchair Foundation in Nevada says every time he has the opportunity to give someone a new wheelchair, it is life changing.

"When you give somebody a brand new wheelchair, it's like you gave them a million bucks. Some cry. Now, they say they can go to the mall or shop. It is very rewarding," he said.

For more information on how to obtain a wheelchair, call the Wheelchair Foundation at 702-285-4053 or call 8 on Your Side at 702-650-1907.

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