In this update:

  • Safety First!
  • Giving Tuesday is Extended
  • CILDRC Service updates
  • Disability Awareness: People First - A Virtual Presentation, May 14th at 1:00 pm
  • Census Reminder
  • Updates by County
  • Social Engagement Hour, May 13th at 12:00 noon
  • Please Donate!
As we are approaching the end of the week Governor De Santis' Phase I of Safe, Smart, Step by Step Plan for Florida's Recovery, a few reminders:

  • Individuals older than 65 years of age and individuals with a serious underlying medical condition (such as chronic lung disease, moderate-to-severe asthma, serious heart conditions, immune-compromised status, cancer, diabetes, severe obesity, renal failure and liver disease) should continue to stay at home. When leaving home, these individuals should follow social distancing and other general mitigation guidance.

  • All individuals should continue to maximize physical distance from others in public, particularly in enclosed environments and should avoid socializing in groups of more than 10 people.

  • Individuals should avoid all non-essential travel and cruises, including to U.S. states and cities outside of Florida with substantial community spread of COVID-19.

For the complete Phase I of Safe, Smart, Step by Step Plan for Florida's Recovery document, visit www.flgov.com › wp-content › uploads › covid19.
Giving Tuesday Is Extended!

CIL Disability Resource Center invites YOUR participation in #GivingTuesdayNow , a global day of giving and unity, that took place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day was designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world. Please see below the many ways your involvement impacts people with disabilities in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Northwest Florida.
 
This week we are so grateful for those in our community who donated $1,082 on # GivingTuesdayNow . We are so close to $1100! Our average donation on #GivingTuesdayNow was $34.90.
 
Can you pitch in $5, $10, $20, or whatever you can give today? YOUR donation will make a HUGE difference!!
CILDRC Updates:

There was a lot of extra activity this past week with the local wildfires . Fortunately we were able to reach out to some of our consumers that live in the affected areas to make sure they were safe and/or had the ability to evacuate if ordered. We are happy to say that we found them all safe and sound!

Otherwise, our telephone outreach and assessments continue . We have been able to assist consumers by connecting them to food, transportation and provision of durable medical equipment. Just this morning we were able to match a gentleman up with a recently donated power wheelchair. (If you have not yet been contacted and don't feel you need to connect with CILDRC directly, please reply to this email and type "I AM OKAY" in the body.)

Please contact us if you need information, assistance, or just someone to talk to. Staff will continue to be available by phone and email, managing day to day activities by appointment and remotely during our normal business hours 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. You can reach us by calling 850-595-5566 or by emailing info@cil-drc.org.

Be well. Stay safe.
Disability Awareness: People First

When: May 14, 2020 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Please join a few minutes early so that we may begin on time.
 
Join Zoom Meeting by app on your phone, tablet, or computer:

 
Meeting ID: 856 8589 9157
 
One tap mobile
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Dial by your location
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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    +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 856 8589 9157
Up to date information about COVID-19
specific to your County is available
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CIL Disability Resource Center Invites you to Consumer Conversations Social Hour via Zoom


When: May 6, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada). Please join a few minutes early so that we may begin on time.
 
Join Zoom Meeting by app on your phone, tablet, or computer:

 
Meeting ID: 895 0661 6303
Password: 510423
 
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,89506616303#,,1#,510423# US (Chicago)
+16465588656,,89506616303#,,1#,510423# US (New York)
 
Dial by your location
    +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
    +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
    +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)
    +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
    +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
    +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 895 0661 6303
Password: 510423

The Social Engagement Hours will occur each Wednesday at 12:00 noon. Please watch for updated information posted on our website on how you can connect. We will also be sending out reminder emails like these that contain the information on how you can participate.
Center for Independent Living of Northwest Florida, Inc. (FEIN: 59-2288751) dba CIL Disability Resource Center, is a registered charity in the State of Florida, Registration Number CH130.
A copy of the Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the
Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free within the state. Registration does
not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.
1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352), www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com

SUPPORTED BY:
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Florida Department of Education - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation State Funding
Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST)
Local Businesses, Private and Individual Donations
Certified Partner Agency