REACHcycles is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence to children with disabilities. REACHcycles was established in 2014, as a chapter of AMBUCS a national organization, founded in 1922. AMBUCS has been providing numerous AmTrykes (adapted cycles) for a long time to many within the mobility challenged community nationwide. Disabled Veteran and REACHcycles President, James Howard, received a therapeutic cycle from an AMBUCS chapter in Lubbock, Texas in a bike ride sponsored for disabled veterans and others. The Little Red Dog Foundation Chapter, Beaufort, SC was the driving force behind coordinating and adapting the cycle so James could participate in this event. This AmTryke provided him a new level of freedom and recreational therapy which led him to assist Ambucs as a veterans liaison to support other veterans in receiving similar cycles. This also led his mother, Nancy Wellons, to start her own chapter, Wheels On The James (www.wheelsonthejames.org), in Lynchburg Va. All of these organizations have played a valuable role in inspiring this new REACHcycles Chapter in Richmond.
With the support of this great Richmond community we plan on providing independence and mobility to numerous disabled children in the area. Our staff and board members are all volunteers that take a personal interest in seeing these children experience the amazing freedom of riding a bike that we can sometimes take for granted.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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