AMBUCS (American Business Clubs) is a national service organization composed of a diverse group of men and women dedicated to creating independence and opportunities for people with disabilities.
This goal is achieved through various projects; three of the main projects of the Longview chapter are: 1) Scholarships for Therapists program which is the largest single private source of educational grants for therapists in the United States, 2) Wheel Chair Ramps; Longview AMBUCS built 22 ramps last year for disabled individuals who qualified, and 3) the biggest of all ; The AMTRYKE which is a unique therapeutic tricycle that can be hand and/or foot driven. Therapists acknowledge its therapeutic benefits, citing improved motor skills and strength development.
AMBUCS chapters raise funds to provide AmTryke tricycles and handicapped access ramps free to individuals who qualify, plus provide scholarships to promising physical and occupational therapy students. 100% of the money raised by AMBUCS is returned to the community through these projects.
Longview AMBUCS, is one of the most active local clubs in the country. Last year alone Longview AMBUCS gave away $26,000 in scholarships to local students and gave away 146 AmTrykes in addition to the 22 handicapped access ramps built.
The first AmTryke was designed and built by the Longview AMBUCS in 1989, and Longview is nationally known as "the home of the AmTryke."
For more information, go to www.longviewambucs.com