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An End of an Era Helping People

In the past eleven years, PET Carlisle worked to bring mobility to the far reaches of the world. With the help of many volunteers, PET had constructed over 725 carts that were delivered to those in need. We are deeply thankful to all of the donations and the volunteers that helped us build these carts over the years. Without your help, we wouldn’t have been able to come this far and help this many people.

Unfortunately, due to several circumstances, the PET Project in Carlisle has to close its doors. We no longer are able to operate the warehouse and continue building carts.

Thank you again, for all that you have done for us. God Bless.

2019 Summary and Year of Giving

Dear Friends,

We are writing to you as a friend of the PET Ministry and we thank you for your time, your prayers, and your financial support in past years.  We have had a productive year and are moving into a year of promise, of expansion, and engagement.  We were producing 200 PETs, and we have surpassed our 2019 goal.  It is our desire to increase our local production for 2020.  This opens the door to more training and collaboration with other helpers and local businesses.  We want to express our thanks to Francis Nester for all the welding he did for our first 1,000 carts.  He is an amazing man.

We have decided to remain in the same location for now, which will allow us to expand our operation, while building on the network already established in Mt. Holly Springs.  Our big plans of expansion, training, and increased productivity require your support in order to be successful.

Your support this year has helped us make our most recent shipment in October of 60 PETs to Sierra Leone.  This shipment required many volunteer hours to paint, assemble, and box the carts for shipment.  The PET costs approximately $500, including shipping.  For a donation of $70, you can put wheels on a cart.  For a donation of $45, you can put a completed seat on the cart.  A monthly pledge of $50 or $100 would help to sustain our mission and allow us to plan and offer us some predictability throughout the year.  Please donate today toward our continued success with the making and distributing of PET wheelchairs.  Visit PET at 6 Mill Street, Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065 are two ways to donate.  All donations are tax-deductible.

As this year has progressed, and I have experienced more leg and mobility issues, including the below the knee amputation of my right leg.  I am keenly aware of mobility issues and desires in our culture, never mind in rural areas around the world.  How do they do it, how do they keep doing it, and how do they not lose hope?  PET is about hope for people who otherwise crawl on the ground, or always stay at home.  It’s about people who must wait for others to help them get fresh water or food.  A mobility cart can change all of that.  Something we do for fun can change a life!

Jesus says, “Whatever you do unto the least of these my brothers, you do unto me” (Matthew 25:40).  Join us; be a difference maker!

Blessings and Peace in the New Year,

 

Elaine Livas and Linda Henninger

 

Come Join Torren Ecker Ride the Bikes

On October 23rd, the Mount Holly Springs Halloween Parade will feature PET as one of the features in the parade. Rep. Torren Ecker and others will be riding the PET bikes in the parade. This is a great opportunity to outreach to the community about these bikes, and the service that PET serves to the global community.

We are still looking for people interested in riding with Torren. We need people who can come at 5:30 PM to line up in the parade, and ride one of the bikes the entire length of the parade. Anyone interested in helping ride the bikes, please email PET Carlisle.

Sierra Leone Drop Off This Week


This week, a driver will be transporting 60 carts to Sierra Leone, given to recipients of those receiving surgery.  The carts will help them be able to have their mobility back.  We are looking for a driver to volunteer to deliver them to New Jersey.  A church will be holding them until ready to ship.

If you are a driver, please reach out to president@petcarlisleinc.org and let us know you are interested, and what the requirements of the shipping truck need to be for delivery.  This will help us not have to pay for a commercial driver to deliver the carts.

Delivering Carts to Sierra Leone

In October, PET will be sending 60 carts across the ocean to Sierra Leone.  These carts will be shipped from Morristown, NJ.

Our current needs are:

A driver to pickup the 60 carts and deliver them to Morristown.  The truck delivering the carts needs to have a lift, and the truck cannot be a full size truck due to restrictions.

If we are unable to find a driver to volunteer, PET is looking for donations to support paying a commercial driver to deliver the carts.

Arrival of the carts needs to be on October 1st or 2nd.

 

Troop 185 Huntsdale

On Saturday November 4th we had Scouts from Troop 185 come help at the PET workshop. They enlisted Sheetz to help collect plastic bottles and milk jugs for packing and 6 garbage bags of materials for packing were collected and delivered. These items keep the PET wheelchairs safe during their long transcontinental journey. Thank you, Sheetz and thank you Troop 185!