Ja’Mobility is about giving the gift of mobility to Jamaicans in need. A unique wheelchair was developed by Free Wheelchair Mission to be a low-cost, low-maintenance and robust form of mobility for the Third World countries.
Our goal is to raise at least US$43,000.- in order to fill a 40 foot container with all the materials needed to assemble 550 wheelchairs. With your support and donations we hope to meet our goal every year. Helping people since 2011!
Meet Our Team
Eric Blum serves as Associate Dean, School of Continuing Studies, University of Redlands. Eric is married, and has a son and daughter. He learned about Free Wheelchair Mission several years ago, and was amazed by simplicity and affordability of the chair. Since then, he has worked to help make Ja’Mobility a reality, and shares the message of Free Wheelchair Mission with others.
Dr. Tony Angelo
Dr. Tony Angelo is a clinical psychologist who primarily works in the legal field. Dr. Angelo currently serves as Director for the “Inland Empire” clinics of a small California based forensic corporation. In the past he has been involved extensively in mission work, having lived in Jamaica for several years and making frequent trips since 1984. He is passionate about the Jamaican people and feels as though he is greatly privileged to participate in this effort to bring mobility to the people of Jamaica.
Philip Earnhart was born in Switzerland and emigrating at a young age to the wild west of the United States of America shaped much of the artist’s spirit. He owns High Fiber Design and lives with his wife and three sons in Bellmund, Switzerland.
In early 1990, Earnhart traveled with friend Tony Angelo for his first time to Jamaica. During the many trips over the next 20 years he fell in love with the Jamaican people. This gift of giving and being given in return has continued to fuel his longing to share the gift of life with them.
Matt and Lindsay Andrews
Matt and Lindsay Andrews are entrepreneurs, real estate investors, and world travelers. They live with their family in Florida where they run their 3 businesses, sit on the board of 3 international charities, go hiking, ride bikes, and build forts. Matt and Lindsay were married on the beach in Jamaica in 2007. They fell in love with the spirit of the Jamaican people on that trip and jumped at the opportunity to help them through the Ja’Mobility project.
More Team Members:
Ray Anderson, Brian & Pearl Black, Ray Blom, Leandro Caetano, Chris Doll, Dave Studer
Meet Our Partners
Food For The Poor is one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States. The organization serves the poorest of the poor in 17 countries throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, by providing lifesaving food, secure housing, clean water, healthcare, emergency relief, micro-enterprise projects and education opportunities.
Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations. Headquartered in Irvine, California, FWM works around the world in partnership with a vast network of humanitarian, faith-based and government organizations, sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, providing not only the gift of mobility, but of dignity, independence, and hope.
BlueCotton is actually an accident. In 1991, two college grads were hard on their luck and trying to find a job. A business venture gone bad left them with close to 1000 t-shirts and a huge credit card bill to boot. In an attempt to alleviate their cramped apartment of the surplus t-shirts and pay bills, they started selling t-shirts to the Greeks at Western Kentucky University. One thing led to another and this happy accident eventually became the real deal! With a world-wide customer base as our foundation, BlueCotton has grown into a thriving, robust company specializing in custom t-shirts and adding more members to our family each year.