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Free Wheelchair Mission

Summary:  Free Wheelchair Mission

Free Wheelchair Mission began in 2001, to provide free wheelchairs to the physically disabled poor in developing countries.  In the past fiscal year, ending June 30, 2021 they sent 47,556 wheelchairs throughout the world, and trained partners to assemble, maintain and use the wheelchairs.  Since their beginning they have sent more than one million wheelchairs, into 94 countries.  They also receive various medical supplies, such as durable wheelchair accessories that enhance the utility of the wheelchairs.  In addition, they are given various medical supplies that they distribute, such as masks, surgical tools, and mobility aids and items that can support surgeries.  They are motivated by their faith in Jesus Christ to do so, and when possible, they let wheelchair recipients know that they are loved by God.  They estimate that there are about 75 million people worldwide still waiting for a wheelchair.  The aim of Free Wheelchair Mission is to show the love of God by providing a wheelchair to everyone that needs one in developing nations. 

MinistryWatch Donor Confidence Score:  95 (out of a possible 100) “Give With Confidence”

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  2 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  A

ECFA Member?  Yes

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2021):  $9,983,923

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  Slightly Decreasing  (by about 7% change)

Percent of Revenue Free Wheelchair Mission spends on Fundraising:  19 percent 

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  6 percent

President & CEO:  Mr. Don Schoendorfer, PhD

President’s Salary and Other Compensation:  $198,541

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Rod Pitzer

Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.