Portlight rallies to help a Wunderground family

By: Portlight, 12:01 AM GMT on January 29, 2016

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Here at Portlight, we sometimes come across individual stories of those who need the love and efforts of others.

This is one.

Not only is he a Portlight volunteer and a long-timer here at Wunderground, he is a man of great love and strength. Right now, his health is being adversely affected by mold in his home.

He is 'auburn', one of our moderators.

Yesterday, a GoFundMe page was create...

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Updated: 1:05 AM GMT on January 29, 2016

Winter Weather Preparedness: Know Before It Snows

By: Portlight, 10:19 PM GMT on January 20, 2016



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Winter Weather Forecast Discussion

(Latest Discussion - Issued 1012Z Jan 21, 2016)


As the Northeast braces for what is forecast to be an historic blizzard, here are some general tips for preparing for winter weather, and some specifically for people living with disabilities:

People with disabilities may want to take extra care during the cold weather season. Some...

Disaster relief Blizzard

Updated: 5:44 PM GMT on January 21, 2016

Paul Timmons Tapped as Red Cross Disability Integration Coordinator

By: Portlight, 2:08 AM GMT on January 08, 2016



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Paul Timmons Tapped as Red Cross Disability Integration Coordinator

Mark Boatman | Jan 06, 2016 |
New Mobility Magazine

In response to missteps in recent disasters in California and South Carolina and pressure from disability advocates, the Red Cross announced on Dec. 16 that Paul Timmons of Portlight Strategies will serve as disability integration coordinator for the national provider of emer...

Updated: 2:09 AM GMT on January 08, 2016

Portlight and partners respond to massive flooding

By: Portlight, 8:28 PM GMT on September 30, 2015



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After the rains stopped in South Carolina, many people with disabilities were reported to be stranded in their homes, while others have managed to evacuate to shelters. After site visits conducted yesterday by Julia Barrett-Martinelli, the director of AccessAbility, Charleston's center for Independent Living, we know that some of those shelters are not fully accessible.

We're already working with emergency management a...

Disaster relief Flood

Updated: 2:01 AM GMT on February 05, 2016

Portlight Getting it right Conferences

By: Portlight, 1:03 PM GMT on September 16, 2015



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Portlight Strategies, Inc., a grassroots, 501(c)(3) organization, was founded by and for people with disabilities, to foster their self-determination and self-actualization. Over the years, we have developed a disaster relief program, to fill a documented void in our community. Through that work, we have become a clearinghouse of information for people with disabilities, before, during and after natural and manmade di...

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