Thanks to all of you who attended our September Pop-up Benefit classes and our teachers Amy, Jenn and Gina who donated their time to teach, we have raised $320 which has been donated to Portlight Inclusive Disaster Relief.
Portlight focuses on groups that are not always thought of in times of disaster including the disabled and people with special needs. There have been reports during times of crisis where individuals have been denied interpreters in shelters and some have even been denied the equipment and medicine they need to live.
From Portlight’s Website –
“Like most humanitarian groups, we continue trying to get our team onto the ground in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. We have been attempting to deploy several disability leaders to Puerto Rico and USVI since Monday, and will have them on the ground identifying needs and providing solutions as soon as we can get their travel cleared.
Among our leadership team are several Puerto Rican natives. We are also working with disability advocates on the ground in the hardest hit areas and we are shipping medical supplies, generators, disability equipment, communication devices, water purification, satellite phones and items for meeting immediate needs.
Your support is used for meeting the cost of providing travel, communications and sustainability for our team and purchase of generators, fuel, water purification, communication solutions and any costs associated with purchasing items we are unable to find donors to provide.”