Portlight Partnering With Americares in OK

By: Portlight , 10:00 PM GMT on June 05, 2013

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We are partnering with Americares in Oklahoma to facilitate meeting the needs of people with disabilities there.
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Portlight Board Chair Paul Timmons surprised the Getting It Right conference attendees, announcing this morning that Portlight and the American Red Cross have signed a Letter of Agreement to work together in disaster response. We will work with the ARC to improve shelter accessibility, share resources and information, and staff contact. This is a major development in early disaster response, and will allow us, and the the disability community we represent, to be a part of much-needed changes for shelter and care in the wake of a disaster.

The Getting It Right Conference was a magnificent success!! Check our WunderPhotos for details on the speakers and events.

As always, we thank you for your continued support!

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15. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:39 PM GMT on June 12, 2013
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14. Patrap
12:01 AM GMT on June 09, 2013
Portlight is now on TWC List to Help in Oklahoma





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Feeding America will be loading up trucks to deliver food and water to the affected areas, and you can help fill those trucks by donating on their website.
Operation USA will take donations to send aid to Moore as well, which can be made on their website, or by texting AID to 50555, a $10 charge will be added to your phone bill.


Portlight Strategies, an organization that supports disaster victims with disabilities, will be working with shelter operators and disability stakeholder organizations in Oklahoma to serve the needs of people with disabilities. Further information and how to offer additional support can be found on their website.
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13. Portlight
11:58 PM GMT on June 08, 2013
Working with ARC...and all the local chapters...is gonna be a blast!!
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12. Patrap
1:58 AM GMT on June 08, 2013
Portlight Strategies
Photos, "Getting It Right" Conference FB



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10. Patrap
9:50 PM GMT on June 07, 2013
Thank you pcola57 .

Improving response and learning together we feel is the shared way to improve how things are currently.

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9. pcola57
9:42 PM GMT on June 07, 2013
Hey Pat..
So very heart warming to see Portlight at it's best..
The conference looked packed..
Portlight and Red Cross tackling the disability issues..
Proud of you all!!.. :)
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8. Patrap
9:30 PM GMT on June 07, 2013
When all are involved in the discussion, experience's are shared, knowledge gained,and solutions become clear.







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7. Patrap
9:23 PM GMT on June 07, 2013
Emergency Shelter Mgr's/attendee's converse during one of the shelter scenario training Modules.



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6. aislinnpaps
2:46 PM GMT on June 07, 2013
You guys do such great work!!
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5. Patrap
2:44 PM GMT on June 07, 2013
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4. MTWX
1:13 AM GMT on June 07, 2013
Wish I could have made it!! Hope everything went as well as planned and then some!!
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3. OGal
10:08 AM GMT on June 06, 2013






So proud of you Paul and Portlight you've come a long way baby!
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2. Patrap
6:02 AM GMT on June 06, 2013
From Opening night, Monday,

...more later.





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1. BrowardJeff
2:33 AM GMT on June 06, 2013
That's fantastic news! Portlight understands this part of the problem so well..I'm glad you will be able to work on such a large scale with ARC!
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