Pitt, Global Links Reschedule Collection of Crutches, Walkers, And Wheelchairs for Haiti

Issue Date: 
February 22, 2010

Amputations and other injuries caused by Haiti’s earthquake have created an enormous need for mobility devices, and the University of Pittsburgh and Global Links are partnering to collect crutches, canes, walkers, and wheelchairs for victims.

Mobility-assist devices can be dropped off on Wednesday and Thursday, March 3 and 4, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Graduate School of Public Health’s (GSPH) Parran Hall.

A previously scheduled collection date  was postponed because of the University's closure Feb. 8-10.

Donations for “Have a Heart for Haiti: Put Your Unused Crutches, Canes, Walkers and Wheels Chairs to Work Today!” can be made at the Fifth Avenue entrance to Parran Hall. Volunteers from GSPH faculty, staff, and students will assist in the collection. The items will be shipped to Haiti by Global Links, a Pittsburgh-based international relief and development organization.

For more information, contact Steve Zupcic, assistant director of Pitt’s Office of Community Relations, at 412-624-7709 or stz@pitt.edu.—John Fedele