Project Homeless Connect
Whirlwind's Volunteer Program to
Fix Wheelchairs for the
Homeless in San Francisco
Since 2004, Whirlwind has been providing free wheelchair repair to homeless people in San Francisco through the city’s model program Project Homeless Connect (PHC). Every other month, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium is filled with thousands of homeless people receiving services from a host of volunteer organizations and municipal agencies.
Whirlwind’s Homeless Connect effort is led by lifelong San Francisco resident Bob Incerti, who unfailingly organizes each event’s logistics and volunteers. As of August, 2018 Whirlwind staff and volunteers have fixed approximately 1500 wheelchairs, plus countless walkers and canes. They have also refurbished and given some 100 free wheelchairs to those whose chairs are beyond repair.