Kalix serves over 200 adults with disabilities, and 22 currently utilize wheelchairs for mobility. Three vehicles that accommodate wheelchairs are required in order to provide adequate transportation services to medical appointments, work, shopping, and recreational activities.
Within the last couple years, the three vehicles previously in use have aged past their practical life span. Two new vehicles have been purchased, and we are currently raising money to purchase a third vehicle that is capable of offering rides to people with wheelchairs.
Note that we have shifted to a smaller size vehicle – the new vehicles are easier to drive, more fuel-efficient, and have a cheaper price tag. During the winter, people especially appreciate the quick entry into the Honda with a manual ramp (no waiting for a hydraulic lift!).