|By: Portlight, 7:59 PM GMT on March 12, 2014||+1|
Portlight Conference, New Jersey
What: The Getting It Right Conference - Shelter and Transportation Accessibility for People with Disabilities during relief and evacuation efforts
When: June 26-27, 2014
Where: Sheraton Lincoln Harbor, Weehawken, NJ
Who: Portlight Strategies, Inc. and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Why: Shelter and transportation accessibility are of paramount importance to people with disabilities in disaster situations. All too often in recent events these considerations have gone unaddressed...putting the lives of people with disabilities in grave danger. For shelter operators, addressing the needs of people living with disabilities can be a complex and confusing issue. We understand this...and are facilitating the Getting It Right conference to show that shelter and accessibility considerations are not only the right thing to do...they can be done easily...and usually inexpensively.
Our goal is to help shelter operators and transportation coordinators understand that a few simple steps can effectively address most concerns.. We understand these are unique...and short term...situations....and we want to stress: The perfect cannot become the enemy of the functional and adequate. In other words...we want to give the situation another look and help you while you are helping others.
We are not going to lecture operators. We will create dialogue and open lines of communication in such a way as to give clarity to these critical issues. Our presenters will frame these issues based upon real life situations seen recently. And then we will offer effective, practical, concrete solutions. These will include check lists and references to appropriate resources. And we will make ourselves available long term to answer questions and provide guidance.
The goal is not perfect compliance. The goal is to save lives. So...let's get together for a couple of days...and figure out how to work together.
The conference early registration fee is $175 and will include breakfast, lunch and snacks. After May 15th the registration fee is $195.
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|By: Portlight, 6:44 PM GMT on January 24, 2014||+1|
Tornado season officially starts in March, but early tornado activity has already threatened lives and communities in Illinois, Missouri and Kentucky. we are reaching out to you because I know you share with us the desire for our communities to be as prepared as possible when tornadoes and other natural disasters strike.
On January 14, DIRECTV decided to...
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|By: Portlight, 6:25 PM GMT on January 06, 2014||+0|
Portlight, the nonprofit organization, paid for the installation of a ramp for Fred Hildebrandt who uses a wheelchair because he has MS among other conditions. The house had to be elevated thirteen feet, and this special ramp will allow him to ride up to the back door. (Aristide Economopoulos)
By Susan K. Livio/The Star-Ledger
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|By: Portlight, 5:17 PM GMT on December 10, 2013||+1|
All of us at Portlight would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays across the Globe.
We would also like to thank our Staff and volunteers who made a Wonderful difference in many a Life and community in 2013.
Our cornerstone is People Helping People and that made a huge impact in many a community and in personal lives. Your dedication to mission and finding new ways ...
|Updated: 5:35 PM GMT on December 10, 2013||Permalink | A A A|
|By: Portlight, 2:29 PM GMT on November 19, 2013||+2|
Washington, Illinois Tornado Damage
Several Midwestern states were hit hard Sunday by deadly tornadoes and straight line winds. In Washington,Illinois, the death toll stands at 6, and the mayor states that as many as 500 homes were destroyed by the EF4 tornado that touched down there on Sunday afternoon. The need for assistance is great, and will continue for quite some time.
|Updated: 2:31 PM GMT on November 19, 2013||Permalink | A A A|
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