“It’s awesome to know that what I’m doing is going to help kids with disabilities in Jamaica,” said 11 year old Kaylene Volkman.
Kaylene has dedicated the majority of her summer vacation to volunteering in our ROC Wheels Shop. She has not only prepared doll kits to help raise money and awareness for the children affected by disabilities, but also she has worked with her older brother Tyler Volkman, 15, to help assemble the ROC Wheelchairs that will be custom fit for children and adults living in Jamaica on our 2011 YEWTHS ROC Spring Break Expedition.
The process of building a wheelchair is life-changing for both the youth assembling the wheelchair, and the youth receiving the wheelchair.
“Our YEWTHS ROC Program emphasizes to our kids that they are not just our leaders of the future, but they can be leaders and world changers right now. After kids have the hands-on experience of assembling a wheelchair and they watch our video of kids receiving the gift of mobility in developing nations like Tanzania or Kenya, a lot of them leave our building with a new sense of confidence. I’m glad that we have a local facility where kids can come and know that their voice matters,” said RaShelle Soper, Associate Director of YEWTHS ROC.
Here at ROC Wheels, we want to thank you for your prayers and financial contributions. We ask that you would continue to pray for us and consider helping us to purchase our ROC Wheels building. During a feasibility study, we identified the cost to purchase and renovate our building at $400,000. We are praying for God’s wisdom as we strategically plan our Capital Campaign. Our hope is to raise $200,000 by March of this coming year.