By: Portlight, 12:01 AM GMT on January 29, 2016
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...
Updated: 1:05 AM GMT on January 29, 2016
By: Portlight, 10:19 PM GMT on January 20, 2016
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...
Updated: 5:44 PM GMT on January 21, 2016
By: Portlight, 2:08 AM GMT on January 08, 2016
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
By: Portlight, 8:28 PM GMT on September 30, 2015
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...
Updated: 2:01 AM GMT on February 05, 2016
By: Portlight, 1:03 PM GMT on September 16, 2015
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...