BETHESDA, Md., July 12 /PRNewswire/ — The Hanger Ivan R.
Sabel Foundation today announced it will receive a generous
donation of $75,000 from Grapes for
Humanity/US, an internationally recognized charitable foundation
that has raised millions of dollars in support of landmine
survivors and innocent victims of conflict and disease around the
world. The monies will be used by the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel
Foundation to continue its charitable efforts at its prosthetic
clinic in Haiti.
“Today, on the six-month anniversary of the devastating January 12th earthquake in Haiti, we remember those whose lives
were lost as well as those whose lives were forever changed by
severe injury and amputation,” Ivan R.
Sabel, Chairman of the Hanger Ivan R. Sabel Foundation said.
“While we have restored mobility to hundreds since the
earthquake, there is still much work to be done. This
generous donation by Grapes for Humanity/US will provide vital
prosthetic care and rehabilitation services to those in need in
The concept for Grapes for Humanity/US (GFH/US) was conceived by
Arlene Willis, whose brother, Louis Cofrancesco, was killed in the
Vietnam War in 1968 when he picked up a landmine. In
conjunction with world-renowned wine producers, sponsors, and
supporters, GFH/US raises funds through international wine events
and donates the proceeds to carefully selected organizations that
work with people with disabilities. Most recently, GFH/US
established a Music/Arts program in Cambodia for children wit