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New ‘Mission: ABLE’ Partner Scootaround to Raise Funds for Paralyzed Veterans

Jan 5, 2012

Contact: Gerald Adams

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New ‘Mission: ABLE’ Partner Scootaround to Raise Funds for Paralyzed Veterans


Scootaround to Donate $1 for Every Customer Donation in Support of Paralyzed Veterans' Mission: ABLE Campaign


Washington, DC — Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) is pleased to announce that Scootaround Inc. is supporting Paralyzed Veterans’ Mission: ABLE campaign, through a year-long customer donation program. Beginning November 14, 2011, through November 30, 2012, Scootaround will donate $1 to Paralyzed Veterans for each single customer donation they receive through their international customer center.


Scootaround is the nation’s leading mobility enhancement company providing scooter and wheelchair rental service in more than 1,500 cities and cruise ports throughout North America and worldwide. Customers can arrange worry-free rentals through a 7-day toll-free number or via its full-featured website. Scootaround has developed associates throughout North America to meet the most diverse travel needs from conventions to business travel to vacations and cruises. Scootaround also provides passenger equipment repair service to many of the major airlines throughout North America.


“We are very proud of our association with Paralyzed Veterans and very excited to be a part of the Mission: ABLE campaign,” said Lee Meagher, CEO of Scootaround. “A great many of our customers are veterans and it's always a special privilege to assist them in their travels. We pride ourselves in the service we provide to thousands of travelling customers each and every day.”


Mission: ABLE was designed to enlist Americans—citizens, communities and corporations—to help ensure our paralyzed heroes are provided the physical care needed to live a healthy life, receive the benefits they’ve earned through military service and have the resources to obtain job training and opportunities for new and fulfilling careers.


“We thank Scootaround for joining us in our mission of ensuring that our veterans get the care, benefits and jobs they’ve earned and deserve,” said Bill Lawson, national president of Paralyzed Veterans of America. “Without the support of corporations like Scootaround, we wouldn’t be able to provide all the services to our veterans that they need in order to live full, productive and independent lives.”


The Scootaround donation campaign to benefit Paralyzed Veterans will be featured across the company’s 1,500 locations throughout North America; 100% of the donations collected will benefit Paralyzed Veterans of America.


For more information or to make a donation, please call toll-free 888-441-7575; or visit or




Sixty-five years ago, Paralyzed Veterans of America was founded by a band of spinal cord injured service members who returned home from World War II to a grateful nation, but also to a world with few solutions to the challenges they faced. These veterans from the “Greatest Generation” made a decision not just to live, but to live with dignity as contributors to society. They created an organization dedicated to veterans service, medical research and civil rights for people with disabilities. And for more than six decades, Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters have been working to create an America where all veterans, and people with disabilities, and their families, have everything they need to thrive. (