Bear. On Sunday (July 24), Holy Mass was held, after which a new community car for the disabled was dedicated.
The mass was celebrated for drivers and all traveling residents of Niedźwiedź district. The car was dedicated by Fr. Tadeusz Korczak. The Holy Mass was attended by representatives of the Niedzwiedz community authorities as well as Rafał Rusnak, the mayor, and Mieczysław Uryga, the star of Limanowa.
The purchase of a modified minibus for people with disabilities, with special designs for transporting people in wheelchairs, was possible due to the implementation of the project entitled: Removal of transport obstacles in the district of Niedźwiedź – purchase of a “minibus” for people with disabilities .
The new Renault Traffic replaces the outdated 2008 Volkswagen, which was also adapted to the needs of people with disabilities. The brand new bus, manufactured in 2022, for the transportation of people with disabilities has 9 seats (including the driver’s seat).
The vehicle has aluminum ramps, supports and anchors for one wheelchair, and safety belts for a person in a wheelchair. The car has a sign: disabled car.
The cost of the car was 141 thousand. PLN, with the own contribution of the community of Niedzwiedz amounted to 43 thousand. PLN, and co-financing from PFRON funds more than 97 thousand. zlotys.
The goal of the project was to remove obstacles and ensure equal access of people with disabilities to social infrastructure, including. special school, where children from Niedźwiedź district are transported and dropped off 5 times a week during the school year.
(Photo: UG Niedźwiedź)