Mobility Worldwide Affiliate

Missouri – Columbia

Book April 2019 – One Damned Good Horse: Stories, Wit, and Wisdom.

We wanted to let you know that our founder’s new book is now available. It’s a compilation of Rev. Mel West’s writings from growing up to missions he’s started to words of wisdom (see table of contents below). The books are selling for $20. All the money from sales goes to build more Mobility Carts. (Jeff Moran, mobility volunteer, led the editing and production of the book. Thanks to Mel and Jeff.)

The Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia carries Mel’s book in their circulation.  In December 2020, they interviewed him for their blog.  Visit their link to hear about writing his book of stories.


Stop by the shop and pick up for $20. M – F 8 am to 3 pm

Send a check for $25 each (includes shipping) and mark number of books in memo line: i.e. ‘2 books’. Books will be mailed upon receipt. Additional gifts are welcome and a receipt will be sent for this portion of your check.

[Ebook available at Lulu.comBarnes &]

One Damned Good Horse: Stories, Wit, and Wisdom cover

One Damned Good Horse: Stories, Wit, and Wisdom contents

On Saturday, May 18, 2019 Rev. Mel West received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from The University of Missouri for recognition of his lifetime of humanitarian efforts that continue to transform lives across the globe.

Hear Mel speak to the Honors students at 43:00 minutes (still available March 2022):

November 15, 2019 was National Philanthropy Day.  The official proclamation of November 15 was signed by President Reagan in 1986.  This year, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Central MO Chapter honored Mel & Barbara West with the 2019 Outstanding Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

Mel & Barbara West Cart Center is fully operational August 2020.

Our 12,500 square foot new shop is now producing Mobility Carts.  Generous benefactors covered construction costs, and we fully own the building.  We house three mission projects under our 501c3 which the Wests started:  Mobility Worldwide MO – Columbia, The Container Project, and The Sewing Machine Project.  All three operate with their own funding.

Mel West received the Excellence in Service to Humanity award from Rotary International

“Columbia South Rotarians joined with Mobility Worldwide MO – Columbia friends to present Rev. Mel West with Rotary International’s Excellence in Service to Humanity award, given to only few around the world each year.  At 98 years young, Mel can still hold an audience with his stories of a life very well lived.  Congratulations, Mel, and thank you!”

(Mel is in top row, far left.)

Missouri – Columbia

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Mobility Worldwide
4825 E Meyer Industrial Drive
Columbia, MO 65201 USA
(573) 886-7877

General Hours:
M – F 8 am to 3 pm except holidays

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