Monday, August 17, 2009

Charity for Disabled Soldiers



Leonard Timm, a resident of the small community where I live, Celebration, Fl, has co-founded a charity called Disability Rights Advocates For Technology (DRAFT).

http://www.draft.org/

One of the programs of this agency is to provide a Segway to every American soldier whose ability to walk has been impaired by an injury incurred while serving our country.

The Mission of DRAFT:
(from their website)

"Disability Rights Advocates for Technology, DRAFT, represents people with disabilities who refuse to be defined by their disability and whose passionate enthusiasm for participating in life’s activities is supported by Universal Design and new and emerging technologies.

We provide advocacy and education services as an advocate for the adoption of Universally Designed Technology Solutions. We believe they are the only sustainable approach for continued improvement in quality of life issues affecting people with disabilities and senior citizens.

The opportunities these solutions offer for extending the independent life of the baby boomer generation and people with disabilities will provide extraordinary benefits to our society as a whole.

The issues focused on by DRAFT affect every citizen of the United States regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or income level."

DRAFT has also received The Independent Charities Seal of Excellence which is awarded to members of Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness. The standards include those required by the U.S. Government for inclusion in the Combined Federal Campaign, probably the most exclusive fund drive in the world.

Please take the time to check out this charity and see what they are doing for the wonderful men and women who have sacraficed so much for our country, and if you have a little bit left in your budget in these tough times... consider a donation.

Thanks for taking the time to hear me out...

Until next time..... Lorie
PHOTOS COURTESY: DRAFT

2 comments:

J. Kaye said...

What a great cause to support!

Tim said...

WOW this is such a great cause. Helping our heros who have put ther lives on the line for our freedoms and liberties!

I am on my way to check it out now. Thanks for sharing!

Love and Prayers,

Tim

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