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Portlight Relief Work

10-2-2010

Eastern North Carolina has received over 22" of rain recently and this has cause flooding problems in many rural areas. On 10-2-10 and 10-3-10 Portlight Strategies, Inc will be in the area of the flooding working to identify communities that are best suited towards our mission of working with the under-served and forgotten communities and people. While working to identify the needs of these communities, we will also be looking to see if there are any immediate needs that can be met. During this trip our aim is to visit areas from Jacksonville, to Swansboro, and out to Bertie County as these seem to be some of the hardest hit areas. Please make a donation, no matter how large or small, to help the under-served and forgotten in wake of the North Carolina flooding.

Portlight Strategies, Inc. is a 501c3 tax exempt non profit organization which provides relief to outlying populations and people with disabilities in the wake of natural disasters. Our disaster relief efforts started after Hurricane Katrina. We provided durable medical equipment for the many disabled who were seperated from their wheelchairs, walkers, etc, during the Katrina evacuations. After Hurricane Ike devestated the Texas Gulf Coast, we expanded on what we started with our Katrina Relief Effort.

Portlight Strategies has already delivered five truck loads of supplies to the Texas Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Ike. Durable medical equipment was delivered to the disabilities community in Houston and many supplies were also delivered to the outlying and forgotten communities. These communities included Bridge City, Winnie-Stowell, and Crystal Beach, Texas. We also delivered 80 pizza's to the residents on Bolivar Peninsula. In total we delivered over $500,000 worth of supplies and services to those that were in the path of Hurricane Ike. You're support will help us continue or relief efforts and be prepared for a strategic and efficient response to future disasters. Please consider making a donation today, taking part in one of our walks, taking part in our monthly donor program.


As Portlight moves forward we are working diligently to build a sustainable effort that will be able to help the forgotten people for years to come. Part of this effort includes the monthly donor program. Please consider what you can give on a monthly basis. To engage in this program, simply donate through PayPal and in the comments section please state Monthly donation commitment OR mail a check to the address below and designate for Monthly donation program. You're help in sustaining this effort is not only desperately needed, but greatly appreciated as well.

Portlight Strategies, Inc.
2043 Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412

Or donate through PayPal.



Portlight Strategies, Inc. was founded in 1997 for the purpose of providing medical equipment and other services primarily to people with disabilities. This was also the host organization for the Spirit of ADA Torch relay which visited 24 cities in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. All funds will be transparently accounted for and are a matter of public record through the organizations IRS Form 990 which can be reviewed at Charity Navigator or the IRS. For the last 6 years over 90% of all donated funds to this group have gone to direct program services. This can be verified at the South Carolina Secretary of State website...click Public Charities and then charity search....enter Portlight


Portlight Strategies delivering pizza to the residents of the Bolivar Peninsula


View previous Ike Relief updates here.



 

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