Hurricane Season Has Begun…

Tropical Depression 1 has formed in the Atlantic, and is the first storm of the 2014 Hurricane Season. While TD1 is not expected to be more than a rainstorm, it reminds us that the next one could be a major hurricane. Portlight is constantly planning and preparing for the response we will mount when disaster strikes. This season, we hope to deploy a disaster shelter trailer, similar to the one below, which will help us assist shelter operators in making their facilities fully accessible to people with all types of disabilities. This will include ramping, railings, cots, dinner- and drinkware, and assistive technologies for those with vision, hearing, cognitive and developmental delays.

Rather than launch a crowdfunding campaign on one of the standard platforms, we’re coming directly to you, our very generous and enthusiastic “crowd,” asking once again for your support of our efforts. We’ve set a goal of $25,000, to make us fully ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. All you have to do is click the PayPal button and make your donation to help us get there. We’ll keep you updated on our progress as we sail toward our $25,000 goal!!

Please help us spread the word by sharing this appeal with your friends, family and colleagues, on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…wherever your “crowd” may be!

As always, we thank you for your continued support. Nothing we do is possible without you!!

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