Have you heard about Houston Ground Angels?
Recently, Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning’s CEO, Alan O’Neill, learned about Houston Ground Angels whose sole mission is to help patients (primarily those with cancer) access the best possible treatment for their specific type of cancer by arranging free ground transportation from all airports within a 30 mile radius of the Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX to treatment using a network of volunteers (Ground Angels). This improves the patients’ chances of survival by getting to cutting edge treatment and at the same time, it reduces their emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden.
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About Houston Ground Angels:
Based in Kingwood Texas, Houston Ground Angels with a staff of 2 full time, one part time, and over 150 Ground Angels coordinate and have completed over 2500 missions per year for the last two years and over 12,500 missions since inception in 2000.
Eligibility to participate in our program is open to all ambulatory cancer patients, caregivers, and family who need our help getting to and from The Texas Medical Center from area airports. Eligibility is not based on financial need, and patients may travel as often as necessary.
The Provide a Ride program
allows you to request a ride (mission) which will be posted on their website. Once posted on the site Ground Angels can then accept the mission. The Ground Angel will then contact them and exchange information with you. Because of limited staff, there’s not always a guarantee. Getting more volunteers and contributions will help with this.
Real Life Beneficiary Testimonial:
Here’s just one letter from a family member that is receiving continued support at no charge thanks to Houston Ground Angels team:
“Wayne and I will be traveling to MDACC from Mississippi once a month for the rest of Wayne’s life. We had to file Bankruptcy after the first cancer, and were many, many years getting on our feet with me also very ill with several chronic Illnesses. So to say that “HOUSTON GROUND ANGELS” are a blessing would be an understatement. God was awesome to lead us to His very own ‘ANGELS’ in Houston to bless us with a ride and such awesome company taboot!
What a great organization, doing priceless work for others so selflessly! We are actually looking forward to our trip back to see WHO WE WILL GET THIS TIME! WE THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS FOR “BEING THERE!” – Wayne and Nancy G.
Why Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditionings’ own Alan O’Neill wanted to support this group:
”People come from all over the world to have medical treatment in the Houston Medical Center. Ground angels provide transport from IAH to the medical center for some of these people who may have very limited financial means. Now that Abacus is based in close proximity to the Airport I felt that supporting a charity that was local and helped people who had enough to worry about with their illness was the right thing to do. We want people who come to the Great State of Texas for treatment to feel welcome and cared for.” – Alan O’Neill, CEO, Abacus Plumbing & Air Conditioning, Houston, Texas.