Barry Dotson relies on two things to get around: Portland’s MAX line and a scooter. So when his scooter became unreliable, he knew he needed to replace it. Having previously received a loan from Northwest Access Fund, he applied and was approved for a second loan.
Barry’s new scooter is much more dependable, making it easier for him to leave the house, complete errands, and socialize. It is also much admired: “I sit in the back of the church and there are a lot of little kids that think the scooter is really cool…Without help from Northwest Access Fund, I couldn’t do what I’m doing now. I couldn’t leave my house, get to the store, get to the doctor. It makes my life what it is.”