Atlas Plumbing Gives Back
Challenge Air for Kids and Friends, a not-for-profit organization, offers motivational, inspirational and life-changing experiences to physically challenged children and youth through aviation.
Rick Amber founded Challenge Air with the belief that, “every disabled person should see the world from a different view…out of their wheelchairs and crutches and from the sky.” This belief of Amber’s came from his life experiences. As a fighter pilot and training officer in the US Navy from 1967 to 1971, Amber lost the use of his legs when his jet crashed during a landing attempt on the aircraft carrier USS Hancock. He was returning from his 109th combat mission over Vietnam, in high seas, when the ship’s landing system failed. He was twenty-six years old.
“As supporters of Challenge Air we invite you to become a part of this wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to come together and make a difference for physically challenged children and youth.”
North Texas Club Plays Active Role In Our Community
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary offers a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities designed to improve the human condition and advance the organization’s ultimate goal of world understanding and peace. Nine structured programs and nine service opportunities help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process.
Prestonwood Rotary here in North Texas supports theChallenge Air Program here in our own community. Physical and recreational therapy is offered to disabled and disadvantaged children through the Challenge Air program. Prestonwood Rotary helps support the growth of the program financially and provides volunteers at Challenge Air events. Visit Prestonwood Rotary