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An Independent Living Celebration of Global Proportions

We have been walking for independence since 2004. It rained, but that did not stop us. We continued walking until 2013 when we added a run. In 2014 we added a parade in Huntington and have had a Walk / Run / Parade ever since.

And this year we are going to have a celebration of global proportions! We are going to ask everyone we know, and ask them to ask everyone they know to post and share across the globe.

Our funding for direct services to assist people with disabilities to be able to live on their own was $171,785 this year and is estimated to be $41,764 starting July 1, 2017 and October 1, 2017 due to state and federal cuts a difference of $130,021.

There are 340 people who are waiting for services, some since 2014. There are people who have died waiting for services. If we were to serve everyone who is on the waiting list today, it would cost an estimated $2,700,000.00.

Whatever you give will be greatly appreciated. Some of our needs, like a large button phone for someone with low vision, only costs $25. To modify a bathroom so that someone in a wheelchair can get in the shower can cost as much as $13,000. To install a ramp to get in and out of their home could easily cost $6,500.

During this Independent Living Celebration Fundraiser of Global Proportions, we ask you to fundraise for your global neighbors with disabilities in West Virginia so that they may be able to live independently and not in a nursing home.

Create a team to have a run or walk in your hometown, or think of something fun to do like:

We look forward to seeing all your great fundraising ideas on Facebook Live. Please post your fundraisers at any time and include #MTSTCIL. This fundraiser will continue until we have reached $130,021.

Once we reach our goal, we will have a celebration and hope everyone who participated in this fundraiser can join us for a celebration both in person and on Facebook Live.

Join us today!

If you have questions please contact Nina Webb at nwebb@mtstcil.org.


Mountain State Centers for Independent Living