Men build 10 hand-crank carts

January 13th, 2010


Photo: Freddie Brown (center), head of PET project for Tennessee, trains men on how to assemble, test, and then pack the PETs for shipment around the world. Photo by Tom Nankervis.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.--Last October, on Make-A-Difference-Day, 60 Tennessee Conference UM Men met at St. Mark’s UMC to build 10 hand-crank personal transportation units for international distribution.
The carts are designed by PETS (Personal Energy Transportation), based in Columbia, Mo.
 “Men, especially Christian men, need to know that they are making a difference in this world and this was the perfect opportunity to do so,” said Ingram Howard, president of Tennessee Conference UM Men. “We are already planning to schedule PET Project work days for next year. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.”