Scouts from Troop 44 of Blacksburg joined physical therapy doctorate students from Radford University and the University of Lynchburg at the home of Children's Assistive Technology Service executive director Cathie Cummins to clean wheelchairs, standing frames, adaptive seating, bath chairs, adapted cycles and therapy equipment that will be provided to children with physical disabilities.
The volunteers follow a prescribed procedure and had access to low pressure washers and steamers, as well as hospital grade disinfectant.
“I was truly impressed with how interested, careful and thorough the Scouts were," Cummins said. "They were terrific, and I hope they will come back again.”
After working for three hours, the volunteers were treated to lunch prepared by friends of CATS.
The following week, the cleaned equipment was assessed by other local volunteers who repaired the equipment as needed. The equipment was photographed and added to an online inventory on the CATS website.
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