VGM raises $12,000 for stolen wheelchairs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group dressed down to help the Iowa Chairiots get back on the court. During the week of Dec. 30, employees could pay $10 to dress casually to raise money to replace the team’s stolen wheelchairs. Both VGM and company founder Van G. Miller matched each dollar raised and U.S. Rehab also made a donation. The total amount raised: $12,000, according to a Jan. 13 release. “In our industry, we understand that a wheelchair means independence and it allows a person to live the best quality of life possible,” said Greg Packer, U.S. Rehab president. “We know that wheelchair athletes are the real deal and we hope this contribution helps keep the Chairiots competing.” The Chairiots have raised about half of the $40,000 to $50,000 needed to replace the stolen wheelchairs, according to the release.