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By: Portlight, 2:22 PM GMT on June 24, 2015
The following is a local Relief effort in Texas for families affected by the recent flooding.
We at Portlight hope you and others will support this worthy cause.
It was brought to our attention by wunderblogger "OldLeatherneck," J. Mark Ahlstedt from Kerrville, TX.
Artist Helping Wimberley
The recent severe flooding in Wimberley was a shock to everyone. It was even more of a ...
Updated: 7:39 PM GMT on June 24, 2015
By: Portlight, 6:02 PM GMT on May 26, 2015
Portlight will be working with our Red Cross partners in Texas to bring relief to those affected by the flooding there.
We will be focusing on helping the disabled community in any way necessary as requested.
If you can help us help other's, please donate today.
Nepal Earthquake Relief entry
We ask you to consider donating what you can to help thos...
By: Portlight, 3:30 PM GMT on May 21, 2015
Photo: The New York Times
The Right To Be Rescued: Disability Justice in an Age of Disaster
Adrien A. Weibgen
ABSTRACT. This Note explores the legal responsibilities that local governments have toward marginalized communities in a time of crisis and argues that people with disabilities (PWDs) have a “right to be rescued”: a legal right to have their unique needs accoun...
Updated: 3:31 PM GMT on May 21, 2015
By: Portlight, 1:50 AM GMT on April 29, 2015
Nepal experienced another major earthquake today, magnitude 7.3, with at least 48 people killed and over 1200 injured. Portlight is assisting our brothers and sisters with disabilities by supporting the work of the Spinal Injury and Rehabilitation Center - Nepal, and the Kathmandu Independent Living Center.There is still much work to be done, so we ask that you consider donating to our Portlight-Nepal Earthquake Fund, and please share this post with your...
Updated: 6:33 PM GMT on May 12, 2015
By: Portlight, 4:29 PM GMT on April 21, 2015
We are pleased to share some of our partners efforts that are expanding the services and planning for Disasters and how we as communities can better respond.
Born from Disaster, recovers.org
Co-founders Caitria and Morgan created a functional infrastructure for recovery after an EF3 tornado in their hometown of Monson, MA. Read more here.
Updated: 4:39 PM GMT on April 21, 2015