Volume 12 (PDF version)
How Do PETs Get Distributed?
From the beginning of PET in 1994, PETs have gotten to recipients in
“Hi Von, I wanted to share a few high-impact pictures of a recent MedShare
Thank you for helping to give dignity and mobility to people around the globe!
Those PETs were made in Kansas, trucked to an NGO (non-governmental
In 2010 we began working with June Hanks of the Advantage Program
Maxene (the young man in the photo) uses his adult PET cart to come
Many thanks! Anba zel Li (Under His Wing),
Distribution Partner reports:
January 14, 2013 email from KODO: “2012 will go a long way in history of the changing lives for these disabled children. They had a lot of problems, some of them were being carried in wheelbarrows, some on their mothers backs, some were left in villages while some brave ones could crawl to nearby schools. Thank you to PET Zambia and the PET International Team. You have done wonders to Malawi in 2012. George Chimpiko, Kuthandiza Osayenda Disability Outreach (KODO)”
February 21, 2013 newsletter from CHaRA (Construction Health and Relief Acts): “Last week we finished packing…and filling up a 40’ container to send to Zanzibar. The main portion of this container is PET carts and wheelchairs for kids with disabilities. We shipped 33 wheelchairs and 89 PET carts….” We began our
February 4, 2013 email update from 1040i: They sent a container of supplies to meet their team in Cote d’Ivoire: “…We shipped over 200 PET carts and construction supplies as there is no lack of work that needs to be done….”
Spring 2013 e newsletter from CUPS (Comunidades Unidas Pro Salud): They work in Mexico. “…..distributed nearly one hundred PETs in Matamoros and Valle Hermoso…”
In Honor of
Patty Brown & Dot Ritts by John & Sue Ludwig, Vicki & Denis Echele, Thomas & Karyn Nondorf, Denise Bertrand, Jerry Steiner, and Lynn & David Stuart
Mrs. Marjorie McKay by Frank Cseh and Marcia & Mory Mani
Jerry & Barbara Bain, Buck Files, Michael Jarrett, Brett Harrison and Bruce Bain by Alice Zillmer
Shirley Meinert by Susan Meinert
Jody Topping by husband at HyperCreations
Ann’s birthday by Jerome & Mary Doyle
Annual Conference in Tennessee on September 27 and 28
We are planning our 9th conference which will be hosted by our Affiliate, PET TN-Memphis. It will consist of our board’s Annual Meeting and Related Workshop Conference. Workshops will be held on a variety of topics including container shipping, shop safety, communications/promotional materials, and website presence. Some of our dedicated distribution partners will be in attendance to share their stories.
All are welcome to attend. See http://petinternational.org/annual-conference/ for details. It is a good time to hear and share PET stories and get to know the PET International board & staff and other PET volunteers. Registration must by received by Sept. 12 for one or both days. There is a fee for meals on both days. The event is being held between two local churches. Saturday night there will be a Celebration Dinner and program.
PET Volunteer in Michigan Goes to Vietnam
“This was my first time in Vietnam since I served as a battalion surgeon with the 3d Marine Division in Quang Tri in 1968-9.
We distributed 140 PETs! Recipients included a number of double amputee veterans of the war…..During the trip we also visited various projects sponsored by D.O.V.E…..
If there is a Vietnam Veteran/PET Volunteer out there reading this…..We need to talk about you taking the trip that I dreaded and now treasure. D.O.V.E. sends a contingent every year…Dale Dykema”
Catherine was also on this trip and sent this picture. “It was one of the most beautiful days of my life to see this. Catherine Karnow”