Group A 'Light' For Disabled People Still Reeling From Hurricane Sandy
Sandy Relief Fund $300,000 Grant to Porlight has Helped over 30 Disabled Homeowners
HSNJRF STAFF | NJ.COM
The Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund run by First Lady Mary Pat Christie awarded Portlight Strategies $300,000 in grants. Those funds have allowed Portlight to give more than 30 people $3,000 grants, and is currently reviewing applications from another 25 people, said Sue Pniewski, the group’s New Jersey project director. The group replaced an iPad for a child with autism who used the tablet as a communication device. And by working with a medical equipment company in Atlanta willing to provide a hefty discount, Portlight has distributed 20 manual wheelchairs and 15 scooters, using the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund grant.
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