|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2005
Wheelchair Charities Donates Customized Buses For Roosevelt Island Patients
At ceremonies on Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th, Henry "Hank" Carter presented a donation from Wheelchair Charities, Inc. of four very special buses to Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital on Roosevelt Island. Each bus is customized to carry 10 wheelchair-bound travelers and will be used to transport patients who reside at the hospital for special outings. The events were attended by several national and international luminaries, including Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III, as well as Theo-Ben Gurirab, Prime Minister of Namibia, and Foreign Minister, Amara Essy, on hand from the United Nations. Local officials in attendance included Congressional Representative Edolphus Towns, State Senator Malcolm Smith, Assemblymember Jeffrion Aubry, Assemblymember Darryl Towns and City Councilmember Robert Jackson. Representing the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), which operates Coler-Goldwater, was HHC Chairperson Charlynn Goins, HHC President Alan D. Aviles and Lynda D. Curtis, Senior Vice President, South Manhattan Healthcare Network.
Coler-Goldwater has been the recipient of numerous very substantial donations from Hank Carter and Wheelchair Charities for many years and their generosity has contributed immeasurably to improve quality of life for the facility's patient/residents.