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New nonprofit sponsors other charities’ events

Destinations Mobility was one of the sponsors of the Walk to Defeat ALS this past Saturday.

Destinations Mobility recently began sponsoring other nonprofits’ events, including the local Walk to Defeat ASL this past Saturday. The new division of Paratransit, Inc. also signed on to the upcoming Santa Rosa Disability Tech Expo.

With 1,500 participants, the Greater Sacramento Chapter of the ALS Association’s walk raised $198,000.

“We are pleased to support these organizations and their causes,” said Richard Rosebush, Destinations Mobility Division Manager. “And we proud to be able to start sponsoring other nonprofits in their fundraising efforts.”

Destinations Mobility sells mobility equipment and specially equipped vehicles for people with disabilities and seniors. They also have a service and maintenance section for new and used vehicles.

Wheelchair accessible or modified vehicles can cost up to $90,000. Lower-cost, used models rarely are available from traditional dealers. Depending on the model, mileage and modifications, Destinations Mobility can sell vans from $7,500 to $50,000.

Destinations Mobility also has partnered with several credit companies to finance conversions and other vehicle needs that lenders won’t usually help.

The Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds for patient care and leading-edge research by the world’s best and brightest scientists.

There are estimated to be 30,000 people nationally with the disease. World-renowned physicist and author Stephen Hawking probably is the best known person with ALS. In Northern California, 300 people with the disease are served by the local ALS chapter.

The goal of the 12th annual Walk to Defeat ALS is $225,000. Donations still are being accepted at http://www.walktodefeatals.org.

The Destinations Mobility showroom, located at 2501 Florin Road in Sacramento, is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Founded in 1978, Paratransit, Inc., provides transportation services to individuals with disabilities, seniors and related agencies in Sacramento County. The local nonprofit accepts vehicle—and boat—donations.

For more information on Destinations Mobility, go to http://www.destinationsmobility.com.

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