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Hero Next Door: Tom Woodard

2:58 PM, Dec 9, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  A group of Jacksonville seniors work inside a barn on the westside of Jacksonville every Monday.

The seniors volunteer for Personal Energy Transportation or PET.  

It's a non-profit organization that constructs and distributes at no cost carts to disabled children and adults worldwide.

Tom Woodard, one of the volunteers says he got involved with PET after hearing a presentation at his church and he works hard every week to provide mobility to those people who need it.

Woodard says the need for the PET carts is great, in fact, there are about 12 million people in the world that can use the PET cart.ictures is a little three year old boy in Thailand. M-S no use of his legs.  They put him on one of my child PETS that was built right here in Jacksonville and he pedaled it like he was a professional race driver.
Woodard and his team say they work every Monday expect when Christmas falls on a Monday.

Tom Woodard and his team of volunteers are our "Heroes Next Door".

Woodard says since 2006 they have built and delivered 117 adult size PET carts and 240 of the kid size PET carts to third world countries. 

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