What We Do
WHAT IS WINDS OF MERCY?
Winds of Mercy, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation with the following mission:
To provide support to families in need for children with mental and physical disabilities, which keep the children from being able to perform the essential activities of daily living.
Also to increase awareness of the needs of such families, and encourage financial and other forms of support for such families from public and private sources.
WHY WAS WOM FORMED?
Abhimanyu ABHI Kapadia, son of Ashish & Shivani Kapadia has had a combination of seizures and strokes since he was 7 months old. Since he was 1 year old, owing to the significant damage to his brain from numerous strokes, he has had Cerebral Palsy. His condition gave them firsthand experience of the many challenges parents or families with children with special needs face. They realize they have been blessed with many resources that assist them in caring for Abhi and living life as normal as possible, but even then, it’s not easy. It is their wish to use the resources they have to try and make a difference in the life of those that do not have the resources.
WHAT DOES WOM DO RIGHT NOW ?
With the help and support of its members and close friends, WOM does events such as:
Movie with Warriors, Fun Spot with Warriors, etc.
Sponsors and volunteers at Buddy Break
Donates equipment to families in need
Employs individuals with special needs (with the help of Perfect Petroleum)
Assists families in need of finances for their child’s therapies, etc.
WHAT DOES WOM WANT TO DO GOING FORWARD?
As a short term goal, WOM wants to continue and broaden the scope of sponsoring events and providing assistance year round.
As a long term vision, WOM plans to open a day care center in Orlando for children with special needs that is not merely a “baby sitting” facility but a fun place where the children can be taken care of and also have fun and learn while their parents or other caregivers can get a break &/or go to work.
WHAT DOES WOM HAVE?
The main resources we have are VISION, PASSION, WILL & DEDICATION
In addition, we have some finances, time and a team of dedicated individuals.
We have firsthand knowledge and experience of challenges faced by families with children with special needs & therefore have an understanding of their needs.
WHAT DOES WOM NEED?
We need the support of individuals that can assist us with resources. Not just financial, but also resources such as time, ideas, experience, direction, networking, organizing, etc. We need people like you, those we can count on not just once, but continuously, to donate resources mentioned above and more to whatever extent you can afford. Ashish and his team can do things to a point but to reach our goals, to make WOM’s vision a reality we will need a team of supporters, those that believe in our vision, our cause, and those that want to help make an impact on as many lives as possible.