This is our call to action and that means you!!!!!! The mission begins!
There are 705,250 disabled people and 427,118 veterans in the Philadelphia area. Many are in need of assistance after facing a life-changing event or lack of continuity of care from healthcare providers. Athlete with Disabilities Network Northeast is making efforts to help our local disabled and veteran communities, but we can’t continue these important projects without your help.
Peer visits, which are organized by Athletes with Disabilities network for the veteran’s administration, area hospitals, and healthcare providers. Our peers provide knowledge, guidance, and emotional support for disabled people person and their family. In these visits, a person of similar disability meets with the person in need and provides a referral to help them receive treatment, grants, or access to available state, local, or private programs that can assist them. Meeting a peer who has experienced the same or similar disability provides a psychological boost that is immeasurable. The mentor also gives the mentee information on local adaptive programs, which provide venues to meet other disabled community members living active, healthy lifestyles.
Athletes with Disabilities Network Northeast needs your assistance in supporting our Mentoring & Outreach programs which provide assistance to disabled veterans, first responders and community members. We are looking for funders to help us raise the money to purchase a CRM software platform, hire staff, train more peer mentors of varying disability levels, print resources, and purchase transport vehicles. We are also asking organizations like yours to form teams to fundraise via existing sporting events like local running races which allow you to raise money for a cause. Once you create a fundraising page on our site, you then become an active member of our mission.
Please let me know in what capacity you and your organization would be able to assist us in achieving our goal of helping disabled veterans, first responders and community members remain active members of the community. I look forward to working with you.
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Brandon Holiday- Executive Director