Holiday Brings Mobility Scooters to Veterans

By: 
Wayne Slavitt
Pictured, from left to right: Stephen Nylen, brother of scooter recipient; Wayne Slavitt, Founder and CEO of Mobül: the mobility store; Joel Plante, DAV, David Nylen, scooter recipient, and David Bloom, brother of donor Kenneth Bloom.
 
Mobül: the mobility store, announced a donation of 16 powered mobility scooters by one of its customers, Kenneth Bloom, president of Hawaiian Solar, Inc. the largest solar installation company in Hawaii, which operates under the brand name of “The Solar Dog.”
 
Bloom, a 39-year resident of Kailua, Kona, wanted to express his appreciation to our veterans and recognize a need among many veterans for portable mobility scooters. His brother, David Bloom, who lives in Long Beach, came to Mobül to discuss the donation with Wayne Slavitt, Mobül’s founder and CEO, and it soon became a reality.
 
Two local veteran-based non-profits were identified as recipients of 14 of the 16 scooters. The remaining two scooters will go to a veteran-based group in Hawaii. These organizations will provide the scooters to veteran-related individuals in need of mobility assistance. The two local organizations are Disabled American Veterans and American Gold Star Manor. The scooters are also outfitted with scooter safety flags and either baskets or oxygen holders.
 
“We were so pleased to facilitate this outstanding donation from Ken Bloom to our nation’s veterans. Ken’s generosity and kindness exemplifies the deep appreciation felt toward our veterans for their sacrifice and lasting impact on our country." said Slavitt.
 
Joel Plante, Sr., field supervisor for Disabled American Veterans, commented, “On behalf our veterans and the DAV Department of California, I would like to thank Mr. Bloom for his very generous donation of ten electric scooters.”
 
Terry Geiling, president of American Gold Star Manor remarked, “We are so pleased to be a recipient of these great scooters from Mr. Bloom. They will be put to very good use.”
 
The scooters are manufactured by Mobül’s largest supplier, Golden Technologies, based in Old Forge, Penna. Golden was instrumental in making this donation come to fruition through product discounts and free merchandise in recognition of our nation’s veterans.
 
In making the donation, Bloom noted that, “We owe such a debt of gratitude to our nation’s veterans who have given so much for our wonderful country. My small gesture will help a handful of these very brave people.”
 
Mobül: the mobility store is headquartered in Long Beach provides home medical and mobility equipment. It is the largest retailer of Golden lift chairs and scooters in the area and prides itself on delivering real-life solutions to its customers.

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