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NCIL Enters Into Formal Agreement with Two National Disaster Response Agencies!

Signing Ceremony – featuring representatives from American Red Cross, NCIL, and Portlight Strategies

Signing Ceremony – featuring representatives from American Red Cross, NCIL, and Portlight Strategies

As we have reported in recent months, the NCIL Emergency Planning and Response Subcommittee has been working diligently to develop Memorandums of Understanding between both the American Red Cross and Portlight Strategies. We are thrilled to report that an official signing ceremony took place during the NCIL Annual Conference on Thursday, July 31!

You can expect to hear much more from the NCIL Emergency Planning Subcommittee in the next few months as we develop tips and strategies on best practices for developing good working relationships with emergency responders in your area.

Signing Ceremony – Paul Timmons from Portlight Strategies looks on as Kelly Buckland and Richard Reed sign the MOU between NCIL and ARC

Signing Ceremony – Paul Timmons from Portlight Strategies looks on as Kelly Buckland and Richard Reed sign the MOU between NCIL and ARC

Our Subcommittee members are available to assist any CIL in their efforts to reach out to individuals with disabilities after a disaster. We want to help you get in touch with the appropriate emergency responders to ensure that our community receives appropriate and accessible services. We can be reached via email at christygdunaway@gmail.com.

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