35. Columbia PET Building Dedication

Society of St. Andrew

PET-Columbia celebrated the dedication of their new (new to them) building in grand style.  PET stands for Personal Energy Transportation.  A PET is a 3 wheel, hand cranked wheelchair for those who have lost the use of their legs.  The PET production started in the garage of Mel West over ten years go.  Now PET-Columbia occupies its third home in a much expanded facility.  Three faith groups participated in the dedication:  Muslim, Jewish and Christian.  PETs built entirely with volunteer labor cost $250 each for the manufacturing and transportation to far off lands.  One of the major offerings at the 2008 Missouri Annual Conference will be for PETs.  Plan now how your church might raise the $250 for a PET and give the “Gift of Mobility” so someone who does not have it.  Plan a special fund raising event or take up a special Thanksgiving, Christmas or Lenten offering and give this wonderful “Gift of Mobility.”  For more information about PETs go to:  http://www.giftofmobility.org  Also look in the MissionCast Archives for MissionCast Episode 3 about a PET delivery in Vietnam and MissionCast Episode 9 about the PET production in Mexico.  The content of this MissionCast was provided to us by KOMU-TV in Columbia.  The reporter was Jason Lamb.   To view MissionCast click on the picture above or click on one of the links below.

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