Invacare reaches out to Obama, Haitians

Thursday, January 14, 2010

ELYRIA, Ohio - President Obama has asked for ideas on how to spur economic growth and create new jobs, and Invacare plans to answer. The president's White House to Main Street Tour rolls in to Loraine County (home of Invacare's global headquarters) Jan. 22. A number of Invacare associates taped videos expressing their answers to the President's mission for new ideas and select responses have been posted to YouTube on the "WHtoMainStLorain " channel. Invacare also hopes to attract the president's tour to its facility here. "Our associates and corporate leadership feel strongly that Invacare should be a stop on the president's agenda, and this is evident through the YouTube video appeals," said Daniel Lee, vice president of marketing for Invacare HomeCare division. "Obama has harnessed the power of social media himself and is clearly tuned in to what people are saying. We hope the insights of our associates will persuade him to hear us in person."

Invacare lends a hand to Haiti relief efforts

ELYRIA, Ohio - Invacare has donated roughly $105,000 worth of HME to MedWish International, a nonprofit organization that's helping with relief efforts in Haiti, where a giant earthquake last week devastated the country. The donation includes 400 walkers, 100 mattresses, 250 canes, 640 pairs of crutches, 250 rollators, 175 Invacare Veranda Wheelchairs, hospital aids and supplies. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the earthquake in Haiti," stated Mal Mixon, chairman and CEO at Invacare. "In light of this terrible tragedy, Invacare is working with MedWish to coordinate the donation of supplies to the relief effort. MedWish has a strong reputation for being able to successfully reach those truly in need."