Donations Now Being Accepted for “Wheels for Pam” Through April 30, 2017
How do we change the world? “One random act of kindess at a time,” is the answer you’ll get from a Gilbertville-based committee on a not so random mission to help restore the independence of someone near and dear to their hearts.
Many years ago, as a very young adult, Pam Frost Brown was critically injured in a traffic accident. As a result of the accident, she lost both of her legs. Last summer, another car accident presented more challenges for her to overcome. The good news was that the adaptive equipment installed in the vehicle that allowed her to drive survived the accident. The bad news was that the rest of the vehicle was totaled, leaving her without any form of independent transportation.
When Francie (Even) Kavalier, who works with Pam’s daughter, Amy Kohl, learned of the situation, it didn’t take long before members of the Gilbertville community decided to do something for the woman who had grown up there and attended Don Bosco High School. Soon, “Wheels for Pam” was conceived, with a goal of raising $8,000 by April 30 set for the purchase of a used vehicle configured with the proper adaptive equipment.
Members of the “Wheels for Pam” committee, which includes Marilyn (Schares) Schmitz, Marisue (Becker) Thompson, Amber (Kavalier) Childers, Mary Kay (Sachs) Kane, Randy Weber, and Kavalier, have established an account at Farmers State Bank, as well as a Go Fund Me page online where donations may be made. As of March 31, over $2,400 has been raised, including $620 donated by Randy Weber and the Raymond Bowhunters at their Spring Banquet.
“If you have ever thought about doing a random act of kindness to make a difference for someone, this is a wonderful opportunity to feel good about a kind deed you can do to help with a much-needed cause,” Francie Kavalier said.
“I believe our little Iowa town is fluent in kindness. I knew that if people were aware that Pam was without a vehicle and needed assistance, others would spread the kindness to help. It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving,” she added.
Wheels for Pam
Please make checks out to “Wheels for Pam”
Donations may be sent or delivered to:
Farmers State Bank
PO Box 109
Gilbertville IA 50634
Donations may also be made online: