Hope Haven

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Hope Haven International is a 501(c)(3) charity organization[1] based in Rock Valley, Iowa, that is best known for its United States and international distribution of refurbished wheelchairs for adults and children. The organization was founded in 1964 as a Christian charity to provide services to disabled persons in its community.[2] Hope Haven collects, repairs, and distributes wheelchairs domestically and internationally, in addition to providing rehabilitation and vocational training. The organization relies upon volunteers and prison inmates to transport and refurbish the wheelchairs.

Hope Haven has been refurbishing, and providing shipment and trained personnel to fit wheelchairs, for physically disabled and poor Palestinian refugee children since 1998, with the political and logistical assistance of the Palestine Children's Relief Fund.[3] The costs of wheelchairs is beyond the means of many families, and government funds are also not available, in many countries, such as Romania, served by Hope Haven with donations of wheelchairs and staff to properly fit the wheelchairs to users.[4]

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  1. ^ "Hope Haven International". Hope Haven Support Foundation. 2007-08-11. Archived from the original on 2007-08-05. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  2. ^ Carew, MK (2005). "United Spinal Partners with International Ministries". Action OnLine. United Spinal Association. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  3. ^ "Medical Projects". Palestinian Children's Relief Fund. 2001. Archived from the original on 2007-07-10. Retrieved 2007-08-11. 
  4. ^ Callison, J (2007-06-12). "Wheelchairs Carry Message of Hope; Ministry, Rotary club pair up to touch lives in Romania". ArgusLeader.com. Argus Leader Media. Retrieved 2007-08-11. [dead link]

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