U.S. Government Donates 107 pediatric Wheelchairs to Salvadoran Children
The Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adolescents, (CRINA), received a donation of 107 pediatric wheelchairs from the United States government. This subdivision of the Salvadoran Institute for Integral Rehabilitation (ISRI), welcomes more than 400 children and adolescents daily to receive physical therapy and psychological care. Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States, Brendan O’Brien, handed the donation to ISRI’s president, Dr. Ligia Gallardo.
The wheelchairs are valued at $25,000 and will benefit children with limited resources, different types of disabilities, and who require specialized equipment to facilitate their mobility. The delivery of these chairs also provides direct economic relief for 107 Salvadoran families.
“We recognize that the work you do has a real impact on people’s lives, and that is why we are here supporting you for the second time,” said Chargé d’Affaires O’Brien during the award ceremony.
This is the second donation made to ISRI through the Southern Command and their Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP). In March of this year, HAP donated 100 wheelchairs valued at $19,000. In addition to this, they have delivered personal protective equipment (PPE) to the Sara Zaldívar Elderly Care Center, also under ISRI administration.