Widus Foundation Inc., (WFI) donated 133 wheelchairs to the Persons with Disability Affairs Office of Angeles City (PDAO AC) at its municipal hall on Monday, September 3.
The turnover was led by WFI Executive Director Neki Liwanag, WFI Manager Ronnel Golimlim, and Widus Marketing Manager Sheryl Mamangun together with Angeles City Mayor Ed Pamintuan, Councilor Jay Sangil, Vice Mayor Bryan Nepomuceno, Councilor Edu Pamintuan and PDAO AC Officer in Charge Philip Pelayo.
“The objective of the WFI Wheelchair Program is to improve the mobility, health, educational and economic opportunities of indigent people with physical disabilities. By closely working with local organizations, WFI seeks to empower the community by extending help in improving the quality of life of its neighbors –especially to those who need it most. Rest assured that our commitment to the PWD sector will not end here,” Liwanag said.
Liwanag also shared that a total of 238 wheelchairs were purchased by WFI. 133 of which were given to AC PDAO, benefiting indigent PWDs in 33 barangays including 3 resettlement areas in Angeles City. The remaining 105 wheelchairs will then be contributed to DSWD Pampanga to cater to 19 municipalities.
Pamintuan lauded the foundation’s initiative to help enhance the quality of life of Angelenos through its generous donation to the PWD community.
“We’d like to thank Widus for always supporting Angeles City with outstanding projects that will surely go a long way. I hope this could inspire other private sectors to take action and emulate this. Let us take good care of our PWDs,” the city mayor added.
The WFI project is part of the charity arm’s health advocacy program which aims to significantly help improve the welfare of PWDs. Thus, enabling them to progress as an individual and lead a better quality of life.