VGM raises money to replace stolen wheelchairs

Thursday, December 26, 2013

WATERLOO, Iowa – The VGM Group is helping to raise money to replace sports wheelchairs belonging to the Iowa Chairiots, a wheelchair basketball team. Sometime over the weekend of Dec. 14-15, a trailer containing the wheelchairs was stolen from a Cedar Rapids YMCA parking lot. The replacement cost is estimated at up to $50,000. VGM will allow employees to wear jeans the week of Dec. 30 in exchange for $10. Both VGM and CEO Van Miller will match each dollar raised. U.S. Rehab will also make a contribution. U.S. Rehab President Greg Packer is working with VGM vendors to replace the wheelchairs, which are serviced by JVA Mobility in Waterloo.