CATS Moneta Lions

Submitted by Rob Senoski

Cathie Cummins (center), a Pediatric Physical Therapist with CATS, accepts a challenge donation from Moneta Lions Club Treasurer Lion Del Bailey (second from right) to be used for CATS’ Hallowheels project. With them are Jim Hunt (from left), a CATS refurbishing technician, his wife, Sarah, and Moneta Lions Club Vice President Rob Senoski

By Rob Senoski

The Moneta Lions Club recently accepted a donation challenge in support of Children’s Assistive Technology Service’s Hallowheels project — designed to turn mobility equipment into a Halloween-themed apparatus.

The Lions club asks other individuals, neighborhood groups, clubs and church groups to make challenges among themselves in support of Hallowheels or CATS.

CATS provides equipment, walkers, wheelchairs and ride on toys for children with disabilities and accepts gently used items that other children have outgrown or no longer need.

The nonprofit organization recently opened a volunteer workshop near Westlake Corner. CATS volunteers include rehabilitation professionals, college students, parents of children served by CATS and other retirees, who clean, refurbish and reassign equipment with oversight from rehabilitation professionals.

The equipment is provided to disabled children and their families who may not be able to afford to buy equipment or have been denied by their health insurance.

For more information about CATS, visit www.atdevicesforkids.org. For more information about Moneta Lions Club, call Bart Matthies at 297-4549.

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