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Local Nonprofit Says Farewell

Mobility Unlimited, a nonprofit charity based in Medford, will be wrapping up its final year over the coming weeks.  In light of the impending retirement of its founders and major corporate sponsors, Bruce and Nancy Hough of Jacksonville, the Board of Directors has voted unanimously to dissolve the organization. 

Mobility Unlimited is a nonprofit dedicated to helping working adults obtain mobility equipment in order to live independently and maintain employment.  Since its inception in 2001, the organization has served several hundred individuals throughout the state of Oregon, providing equipment such as wheelchairs, motorized vehicle lifts and ramps.  This program has made a profound difference in the lives of many, including Tom Alexander of Portland, who received funding assistance in order to replace his failing vehicle lift.  “I can’t thank you enough for everything that Mobility Unlimited has done for me,” he says.  “No more crossing my fingers as I lift into the van.  I will never forget this and am forever grateful.” 

The last several years have been among the most successful in the organization’s history, with the highest grossing fundraising events and record numbers of clients served.  While the decision to dissolve wasn’t an easy one to make, Board President and Founder, Bruce Hough stated, “It’s been a great run; we’re proud of how many lives we’ve touched and the service we’ve provided to the community.”   

Mobility Unlimited extends its sincere gratitude to all of its supporters in the Rogue Valley, who have contributed so greatly to its success.  Individuals requiring assistance should contact their local Vocational Rehabilitation branch, which operates a similar program or HASL Independent Abilities Center in Grants Pass for information about other resources. 

NOTE: Everyone who donated to the 2012 Annual Appeal will be receiving a refund check in the mail.

Thank you for your support!