Paul and Holly Fine of Easton, Md. recently donated a wheelchair-accessible van and a motorized wheelchair to Benedictine, to help meet the transportation needs of the children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities served by the organization. The multi-passenger van will be used to transport individuals to medical appointments, vocational and recreational activities.
“We wanted the vehicle and wheelchair went where it is truly needed and help as many people as possible,” said Fine. “Over the years, Paul and I have produced a number of news programs focused on people with disabilities. We know that transportation is just one of the many barriers they face on a daily basis, especially here on the Eastern Shore.”
The donated Toyota Sienna XLE, valued at $35,000, and the Quantum 600 motorized wheelchair will benefit more than 200 children and adults in Benedictine’s programs. The Fine’s gift was made possible by an introduction from Richard Marks of the Dock Street Foundation and Royce Ball, director of Mid-Shore Veterans Group.
“Transportation is such an important part of our community-based model of care,” said Barry Smale, director of the Benedictine Foundation. “We are so grateful for Paul and Holly’s contribution.”
Cutline: Benedictine staff and individuals receive donated van from Easton couple. From left to right: Adult Services Director, Beth Mathis, Midshore Veterans Group director, Royce Ball, Holly and Paul Fine, alongside members of Benedictine’s programs.