The cause of climate change is manmade

April 14th, 2014

We must solve the problem by reducing our emissions by 50-85% globally by mid-century. Reducing our emissions by just 2% per year would enable us to achieve this. Our partner Carbonfund.org helps individuals and businesses understand climate change and to develop practical and cost-effective solutions to slow, stop and reduce our climate crisis. So please visit their website and have a look at what you can do to help – www.carbonfund.org

What is wheelchair theft costing you?

February 20th, 2014

staxi® – Hardest to steal


The unique design of the staxi® chair makes it virtually impossible to steal, reducing the cost of replacement chairs.

• Stress-free control of your fleet!

• Non-folding frame – can’t put in trunk of car!

• Extra safe brake – automatically locks!

• Nestable design – uses 70% less space!

• Built to last – no more lost parts!

• Attendant propelled – reduces theft!

• Optional coin return – promotes return!

• Maximize your budget!

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Or to talk with a staxi Account Manager:

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Happy Presidents Day from everyone at staxi

February 17th, 2014

Click to see Troy’s musical tribute

http://youtu.be/pSvelOffoYE

Jewish War Veterans Post 167 Donate Wheelchairs to the Baltimore VA Medical Center

January 15th, 2014

(Baltimore, MD) The Jewish War Veterans Post 167, Maryland Freestate, from Owings Mills, Md., have donated $5,000 worth of Staxi Wheelchairs to the Baltimore VA Medical Center on Tues. Jan. 14. The Staxi chairs, state-of-the-art transport chairs designed specifically for patient-comfort and easy transport, each cost approximately 1,500 and are coveted for their ability to stacked and easy maneuverability, including turning while in use. Representatives from the 70-year-old post, including Post Commander Erwin Burtnick , and leadership members Stephen Mintz, Michael Zippert, and Richard S. Udoff, delivered three chairs to the downtown medical center, the VA Maryland Health Care System’s acute care facility.
“We are thrilled with the donation of the Staxi wheelchairs and appreciate the Jewish War Veterans remembering Veteran inpatients and the VA Maryland Health Care System with their generous donation,” said Dennis Smith, director of the VA Maryland Health Care System.
The Jewish War Veterans Post 167 Maryland Freestate are longtime supporters of the VA Maryland Health Care System.

From left to right: Member of the Jewish War Veterans Post 167 Maryland Freestate in Owings Mills, Richard S. Udoff, Erwin Burtnick Stephen Mintz, and Michael Zippert, deliver three Staxi Transport Chairs, worth nearly $5,000 to the Baltimore VA Medical Center.

Veterans Day 2013

November 11th, 2013

Veterans Day is observed in the United States as a time to honor those who have served in the armed services.

Staxi would like to thank and recognize veterans everywhere for their patriotism and willingness to serve and sacrifice for their fellow countrymen.

Here are a few simple ways you can help veterans:

Give a veteran a ride

Medical care may be necessary for some veterans for the rest of their lives. Disabled American Veterans provides free transportation to men and women who can’t travel to Veterans Affairs medical facilities on their own. You can volunteer to drive a van for those who need a lift.

Buy veteran-friendly holiday cards

Your holiday card purchase this year can help veterans dealing with PTSD and other similar issues. Puppies Behind Bars is a program in which prisoners train companion dogs for veterans with PTSD, and these canines are featured in holiday cards sold to support the program.

Help build a home for severely injured vets

Severely injured veterans often come home needing a place to live that better accommodates their physical disabilities. Homes for Our Troops builds specifically modified homes for veterans that help them live independently.  Homes are provided by the organization at no cost to the veterans. The group is able to do so through fundraisers and donations.

Send a care package or a letter

As more American troops return to civilian life, the Operation Gratitude veterans program has been growing. It also has a letter writing campaign encouraging everyone to write handwritten letters of gratitude to veterans. Over the next two years, Operation Gratitude hopes to provide a care package to every Vietnam veteran ahead of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

Give a simple “Thank you.”

Tell someone you know who has served in the military, “Thank you for all you’ve done.” It will make their day! You can search for veterans in your family tree by checking out the Honor Wall by Ancestry.com http://www.fold3.com

To learn more about Veterans Day, check out the U.S. Department of Veterans Affair website at http://www.va.gov/opa/vetsday/vetdayhistory.asp

(Some ideas courtesy of Betsy Anderson, cnn.com)