Although the primary focus of Richard Hotes and the Hotes Foundation has been serving the poorest of the poor, that charitable outreach is sometimes extended to other worthy causes. After seeing FOX News commentator Bill O’Reilly’s efforts to help severely wounded United States military veterans regain their mobility with all-terrain track wheelchairs, Richard was so moved by the gesture that he decided to help. Hotes Foundation volunteers created an obstacle course and, with the help of injured veterans, tested more than 10 types of track chairs. When none of the vehicles met the veterans’ expectations, volunteers chose the best available option and worked on a complete redesign with the chairs’ manufacturer. After a year of development and testing, a top-of-the-line track chair was created.
Hotes Foundation volunteers have traveled thousands of miles to personally deliver close to 100 tracked chairs to wounded veterans across the United States.
Applications for track chairs are now closed. We would like to thank our brave service men and women for their sacrifice.
LATEST TRACK CHAIR DELIVERIES
- To all who have served and continue to serve in our armed forces: We share our humble attempt to show our appreciation. Thank you for your sacrifice.Read More
- In September of 2016, the Hotes Foundation gifted United States Air Force veteran Larry Cooper with his very own Tracfab All-terrain wheelchair (See video here), one of over 80 such chairs the Hotes Foundation has delivered to wounded veterans. This week, we stopped by Larry’s house to follow up with…Read More
- Thanks, prayers, and all-terrain Track Chairs are items Richard Hotes brought to the home of retired U.S. Air Force Sgt. Larry ‘Coop’ Cooper. Coop was 19 years old when a Huey Gunship exploded above him in the Vietnam War, crushing his lower back, knees and legs. Although he was initially…Read More
- Watch the inspiring story of Dallas, a Marine veteran who’s fighting for gold in the next Paralympic Games, and the Track Chair that will guide him on his journey. After surviving two car bomb explosions in Iraq, 4-years later Andrew ‘Dallas’ Rosacker suffered a massive stroke from war-related injuries, leaving…Read More
- Retired Army Corp. Bucky Johnson has not been able to explore her own back yard since an accident in 2011 left her paralyzed. This fall, the Hotes Foundation delivered her a gift that promises to change that. “First time I’ve been able to get out in nature again,” she told…Read More