Tacky Jacks – Beach N Buggy program provides beach wheel chairs to visiting disabled vets
Thanks to two local businesses, David DeMeyer, a local Navy disabled veteran from Gulf Shores was recently able to take an inaugural ride on our beautiful sandy beach. Beach N Buggys and Tacky Jacks have developed a program to assist disabled veterans.
The Beach N Buggy team designs and builds their own Gulf Coast beach wheelchairs. Utilizing feedback from customers, the company has continued to be innovative and improve chairs for a great beach experience since building their first chair in 2007.
DeMeyer became aware of one of the program to help disabled vets when Treasures of the Isle, his Mardi Gras Krewe, made a large contribution to the Tacky Jacks Veteran Wheelchair program.
Tacky Jacks has given away several Action Track Chairs and beach wheel chairs to disabled veterans by matching donations received at their Marlin display at each location. Thanks to Treasures of the Isle, there will soon be another Action Track Chair given away.
Having worked with Beach N Buggys on their beach chair giveaways, Tacky Jacks saw that there is a need for chairs to be available on short term use for veterans visiting the area and local veterans who just weren’t able to go to beach.
A chair was commissioned that can be used by US military service connected disabled veterans at no charge other than a delivery fee.
“It was thrilling to spend Easter on the beach as I had not been able to go to the beach for three years,’’ Demeyer said. “This new beach buggy vehicle program made a great day possible.”
Beach N Buggy’s rents other chairs for the Orange Beach and Gulf Shores area and will deliver to a condo or beach house for 1-2 day rentals. They can be contacted at 850-368-3710 or beachnbuggys.com.
Pictured: Disabled veteran David DeMeyer of Gulf Shores was able to put his feet in Pleasure Island’s famous granite white sand for the first time in three years thanks to a program sponsored by two local businesses.