Costa Mesa, Calif. - Taylor Morrison Southern California, a leading national builder and developer, recently donated to the Free Wheelchair Mission during the 14th Annual Miracle of Mobility Gala at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.
Taylor Morrison’s contribution as an auction sponsor, combined with the contributions of fellow donors and peers, raised $1.5 million to fund nearly 19,000 wheelchairs to people in need. Taylor Morrison also volunteered at this year’s event.
“The work the Free Wheelchair Mission does transforms people’s lives around the world,” said Dar Ahrens, California region president for Taylor Morrison. “We’re proud to help the organization in its quest to give everyone the gift of mobility.”
FreeWheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization from Irvine, California that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. The organization’s members gathered with guests at the 14th annual Miracle of Mobility Gala to commemorate reaching its milestone of delivering one million wheelchairs worldwide to those in need.
“OK, a million is done. What is next, you may wonder?” said Free Wheelchair Mission founder and president Don Schoendorfer. “It took us 16 years to do this first million. We want to do the next million in half the time. In 2025, we aim to celebrate the second million wheelchairs.”
Free Wheelchair Mission flew in three wheelchair recipients from El Salvador, Jamaica and Vietnam to share their personal stories at the gala as keynote speakers. The three guests spoke emotionally about their disability, how tough it is to live in their respective countries without mobility and how their lives have changed dramatically since receiving a wheelchair.
The nearly 19,000 wheelchairs will be made and delivered later this year. To learn more about Free Wheelchair Mission visit https://www.freewheelchairmission.org/.
About Taylor Morrison
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) is a leading national homebuilder and developer that has been recognized as the 2016 and 2017 America’s Most Trusted® Home Builder by Lifestory Research. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona we operate under two well-established brands, Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes. We serve a wide array of consumer groups from coast to coast, including first-time, move-up, luxury, and 55 plus buyers. In Texas, Darling Homes builds communities with a focus on individuality and custom detail while delivering on the Taylor Morrison standard of excellence.