The Wheelchair Recycler

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Even if you’re not remotely green, you just gotta love the way David Heim recycles. He takes in donated and banged-up wheelchairs, repairs them, and either sells them for cheap or simply gives them away to folks in need.

USA Today profiles Heim and his efforts (and tells you how and where to donate).

If bought new, some wheelchairs cost $5,000 to $25,000—and guess what those wonderful insurance companies do? They’ll only cover a small portion of the bill. But Heim’s refurbed wheelchairs go for under $1,000. And yes, many wheelchairs are given away at no charge.