American Rotary Club members, through the Wheelchair Foundation, have distributed
560 free wheelchairs to disabled, poor Cambodians. Rotary Clubs in California and
Hawaii donated funds matched by the foundation.
Cambodia still has an estimated six to eight million unexploded landmines that result
in death and injury to innocent people.
Chris Lewis, Wheelchair Foundation director of Public Education, said: "We are
proud to work with Rotarians in helping the Cambodian people and the disabled citizens
in dozens of other of nations around the world, through wheelchairs. It is wonderful
to see the immediate change in a person's quality of life, and that of their entire