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The SCOOTER Store Donates Two Power Chairs for Senior Worshippers at Large Charlotte Church
Date:1/15/2009

Gift's 'Immediate Impact' Benefits Elderly Parishioners Who Struggle with Mobility

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On a recent Sunday, a thundering applause filled the massive worship hall of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church as 1,500 members rose to their feet to celebrate The SCOOTER Store's (www.thescooterstore.com) donation of two power wheelchairs to their members. The congregation rejoiced because elderly parishioners could now maneuver around the sprawling church.

The power wheelchairs were donated from the company's "Gift of Mobility" program, which provides mobility equipment and assistance to those who do not have the resources or insurance coverage to purchase power wheelchairs and scooters. They were delivered by Chris Stegall, a Field Support Specialist at The SCOOTER Store.

"I'm encouraged to see the private sector responding to the real needs of people and not seeing that as inconsistent with the desire to make a profit," said Congressman Mel Watt (NC-12), when he learned about the donation.

Mt. Carmel, one of Charlotte's largest black churches, had recently relocated to a new, larger campus with a worship hall almost as big as a football field. The pastors noticed some senior citizens had mobility problems that stopped them from fully participating in the senior ministry. Fortunately, the new church was located near one of The SCOOTER Store locations.

On a whim, Pastor Reginald Barnes stopped by to see whether The SCOOTER Store'/>"/>

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