The Rotary Club of Broomfield Crossing is teaming up with North Metro Fire Rescue to collect unused Mobility Devices for Crutches 4Africa.

The Broomfield Corssing Rotay Club is honored to have been invited to participate in this amazing project.  We have joined forces with the local North Metro Fire department to help bring life changing mobility devices to Africa though Crutches4Africa.  I am proud to be a Rotary member located in Colorado where other clubs are also getting involved, espically the Mountain Foothills Rotary club who has listed this as their official international project.

So what is Crutches4Africa all about? Their mission includes the words, mobility, health, dignity, and access. These are 4 powerfull words and ideas that in my mind are also basic human rights. Crutches4Africa is an organization that is dedicated to helping bring crutches, canes, walking sticks, walkers, wheelchairs, etc. to African countires in order to assist the disabled in need. This is important because African countries do not provide social support or government funding for disadvantaged and disabled citizens. The disabled usually have to beg on the streets to survive. Mobility devices will help these people lead more healthy/productive lives, and will also open up new opportunities and possibilities to live more independently, no longer being considered burdens or outcasts from society.

This is an ongoing project, however, we do have a July deadline for shipping this year. If you have any items you would like to doante please drop them off at any of the followig North Metro fire departments: Headquarters – 101 Lamar St, Broomfield, Station 61 – 1275 Midway Boulevard, Broomfield, Station 62 – 10550 Huron Street, Northglenn, Station 63 – 10941 Irma Drive, Northglenn, Station 64 – 13515 Lowell Boulevard, Broomfield. You can also drop any donations off at at the Presbyterian Church located on 350 Main Street.

Even if you do not have anything to donate, I think crutches4Africa is a great organization that is doing good in the world. If you would like to learn more about them, please visit their website