Students collect mobility equipment for those in need

By: Mitchell Grogg, Sean Barie Email
By: Mitchell Grogg, Sean Barie Email

Hazard, Ky. (WYMT)-- Physical therapy students from the University of Kentucky collected devices for people in need Saturday at the Hazard Walmart.

They collected equipment such as wheelchairs, canes, walkers, and crutches for people who need the equipment, but cannot afford it.

They plan to refurbish the equipment before they distribute it.

"Physical therapy is all about building people up back to a functional level," said physical therapy student Kenny Kimball II. "We like to give back and support the community we're in, especially the rural community."

The collection is a part of Project CARAT, which stands for coordinating and assisting the reuse of assistive technology.

For information on the project, visit www.projectcarat.org or call 1-800-327-5287.


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