State police to help collect used wheelchairs

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New Haven, Conn. (WTNH)- Members of the Connecticut State Police department will be working with the non-profit group Chariots of Hope to collect wheelchairs for people around the globe.

The Connecticut-based charity refurbishes the wheelchairs before distributing them. State police officials say there are nearly twenty million children and adults who could make use of wheelchairs that are often sitting idle in people’s basements and storage closets. The charity group’s next major collection effort will be the 16th annual Day of 1000 Wheels’.

It’s scheduled for this Saturday, June 6th. The goal is to collect 300 wheelchairs that day. Those wishing to donate a wheelchair can drop them off at any of the state police barracks around the state.

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