Honor Flight Columbus utilizes wheelchairs to transport senior Veterans who go on day-long trips to Washington DC to visit the memorials erected in their honor. These wheelchairs have a tough job.
On each flight the chairs are loaded on and then off the chartered airplane. They are then loaded on and then off the buses at least six times as the deluxe motor coaches drive and park from airport to memorial to memorial, and then back to airport as the Veterans, their Guardians, and the Wheelchairs go to see the memorials up close.
Even with our crack Volunteers who maintain the chairs between flights, they take a beating and we have a pretty high attrition rate.
Donations for this fleet are really important to us! Here’s what we need:
- Standard large wheeled wheelchairs that fold
- New, nearly new or serviceable (clean, with foot rests, good arm rests, seat and back material not torn) chairs.
- The seats should be at least 16 inches wide.
Frequently, long-term wheelchair users accumulate new spare parts that include arm and foot rests, hand grips and other user replaceable items. We always have need for these new items.
Please contact us 614-284-4987 or info@HonorFlightColumbus.org to arrange a donation.
Thank you on behalf of our senior Veterans.
Honor Flight Columbus is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code and donations are tax-deductible.