Assistive Technology for Haitians Effort Launched
February 4, 2010
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs and the Pass It on Center have launched a Haiti Disability Response effort for priority items: which are crutches, walkers, canes, ramps and medical supplies, which should include splints. All sizes are needed, especially for children.
We are supporting the incredible work being done by Portlight Strategies (www.portlight.org) who have already shipped equipment there and have a very strong logistics system in place. They also need funding to help with shipping and purchasing water purification systems. They are shipping out of Atlanta, which will be the destination of all the supplies and equipment.
If your organization would like to get involved and donate items go to the following site http://haiti-disability.ning.com/ and join. I would also strongly urge you to follow us on twitter at haiti_disabi and pass it on far and wide!
If you would like to volunteer, we need help in many areas: fundraising, corporate sponsorship, blogging, php programming etc.. Contact George Heake at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by cell at 215-589-9261.
George A. Heake Jr.
Disaster Management and Response Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities, (UCEDD)
1755 N. 13th Street
Student Activity Center
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Director, Temple VOAD