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    #16
    Recently sent a donation to Portlight Strategies after learning they provide assistance to disabled persons in situations like hurricane. I believe there's an 800 number if someone needs to register their needs with them.
    Just FYI if anyone wants to know, the Salvation Army apparently specializes in 'mobile kitchens' which I learned are provided to the Red Cross for their response activities.

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      #17
      Portlight Strategies only provides services in Texas.

      (KLD)
      The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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        #18
        Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
        Portlight Strategies only provides services in Texas.

        (KLD)
        With all due respect, from looking at their website, it appears their offices are located in South Carolina, they sponsor conferences from Georgia to New York, and have responded or participated in helping local agencies respond to disasters in storm prone areas of the country.

        Portlight Strategies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1997 to facilitate a variety of projects involving people with disabilities, including post-disaster relief work. Portlight's longest running disaster recovery effort followed the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in the shore communities of New Jersey and parts of New York City, and lasted for 18 months. During that time, we replaced lost durable medical equipment and ramping, and assisted residents in purchasing and installing accessibility equipment that was made necessary after their homes were elevated to meet federal flood insurance requirements.



        Through ongoing programs like our Getting It Right conferences, we are working to promote self-determination of needs and issues with respect to disaster preparedness and response. We foster community relationships with these agencies to promote inclusiveness in disaster preparedness and response plans and to demand provisions for transportation and shelter accessibility.




        http://www.portlight.org/about.html

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