MISHAWAKA, Ind., May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Mobility Awareness Month and the recent production launch of the 2014 MV-1, Mobility Ventures and the MV-1 participated in numerous events across the U.S. throughout the month of May.
Mobility Ventures was proud to be a key sponsor of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association 2014 National Mobility Awareness Month Campaign. The campaign marked the third year for what has now become a successful annual contest in which four deserving "Local Heroes" will be awarded a wheelchair accessible vehicle tailored to meet their needs through an online contest. Mobility Ventures is donating a universally accessible MV-1 vehicle for this great cause.
"We are proud to be able to donate an MV-1 as part of the 2014 Local Heroes Contest," said Mobility Ventures Vice President, Sales and Marketing, John Walsh. "This truly unique vehicle will be able to significantly enhance the lives of all those who use it as it is universally designed, allowing people of all abilities equal access to a quality, safe and inclusive transportation option."
The mission of the National Mobility Awareness Month Campaign is to educate seniors, caregivers and people with disabilities about wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment options.
In addition to participating in the month-long Campaign, the Mobility Ventures team was out on the road, showcasing the revolutionary MV-1 vehicle at conferences and expos around the country:
- New York Metro Abilities Expo, May 2-5 – the leading event showcasing the services and products for the disability community and healthcare professionals
- American Public Transportation Association 2014 Bus and Paratransit Conference, May 5-6 – the industry's premier bus display and exhibitor showcase featuring the latest bus and paratransit vehicles, products and services
- Taxi, Limousine & Paratransit Association Spring Conference & Expo, May 8-9 – a conference attended by approximately 300 transportation industry leaders to network and view the latest products and services
- Disabled Sports USA/ Warfighter Sports dinner, May 15 – a fundraiser to benefit Warfighter Sports, a program of Disabled Sports USA, which offers sports rehabilitation programs in military hospitals and communities across the U.S.
About National Mobility Awareness Month
May is National Mobility Awareness Month and is the annual celebration that encourages seniors, veterans, caregivers and people with disabilities to enjoy active, mobile lifestyles. Founded in 1989 as a not-for-profit trade association, the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) supports the awareness month with the assistance of approximately 600 mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers and driver rehabilitation specialists located in the United States and Canada dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities. For updates, please visit www.MobilityAwarenessMonth.com, as well as Facebook, Twitter (@NMEDAcom) and Pinterest.
About Mobility Ventures LLC
Mobility Ventures is an industry innovator in purpose-built paratransit vehicles for public and private transportation providing design, engineering, marketing, sales, and customer service support. Mobility Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary of AM General LLC. Please see more information about Mobility Ventures at www.mv-1.us
About AM General
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at www.amgeneral.com
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