The best stories often come from people and places where you least expect to find them.
In ‘Wheelchairs to Panama,’ the Machinists News Network talks with a group of retirees from Local 1976 in Pittsburgh, PA who collect donated medical equipment, including hundreds of prosthetic arms and legs, to distribute to poor people in Panama.
“There’s nothing we won’t collect: hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches,” says retired Local 1976 member Herbert Firth. “It makes me feel like I’m contributing something to humanity.”
Click here to see how the extraordinary mission got started and be sure to download the July issue of the IAM App to read the full story.