Segs4Vets Washington, D.C. Presentation
On May 20-22, Segs4Vets will be presenting segway’s to over 40 recipients, including more than 20 United States Marines and the single largest group of triple and quadruple amputees. The Segs4Vets Presentation Ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM ET on Wednesday, May 22, at the Marine Corps War Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Part of what is making this large group of recipients possible is a matching grant by Michael Hollins, specifically to provide Segs4Vets awards for those receiving care in the Washington, D.C. area. Michael awarded a $100,000 matching grant with the potential of adding funding once the original grant is matched.
Michael S. Hollins, a real estate developer, partner in a private equity investment company in Maryland, and president of The Hollins Family Trust provided the grant to Segs4Vets, a project of Disability Rights Advocates for Technology (DRAFT), after he saw wounded warriors riding Segways on the Walter Reed campus. The Segway is a universally designed mobility device that has found an avid following among the disabled because its universal design makes it easy to use without drawing attention to the disability. Segs4Vets, ranked as one of America’s best charities and recipient of the prestigious Spirit of Hope Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, has awarded more than 1,000 Segways to injured warriors and the medical centers which treat them.
For more information on Segs4Vets or to make a donation in response to Mr. Hollins’ challenge, visit www.segs4vets.com.