Although Superman could reverse an earthquake with his super powers, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation can only do their best to try to help those who have been devastated by the earthquake.
The foundation once led by Christopher and Dana Reeve, and now spearheaded by Reeve’s eldest children, has been focusing on getting help to the disabled in Haiti.
In all the craziness of the earthquake and ensuing destruction, people with existing disabilities and special needs have been left even more vulnerable after the earthquake. In addition, there are now scores of newly disabled persons, some due to serious injuries suffered during the earthquake and others due to resulting amputations. The foundation acted quickly to organize aid.
The priorities of the foundation are getting wheelchairs to Haiti, as well as medical equipment, shelter and food for people with disabilities. They have awarded grants to two organizations they feel can make a difference and they are encouraging others to donate.
“Portlight Strategies of Charleston, South Carolina is going to be providing medical equipment, shelter, and food for people with disabilities,” says Joe Canose, VP, Quality of Life. “They are shipping everything from beds and water filtration units, to wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, catheters, wound care kits, and other clinical supplies.”
“UCP Wheels For Humanity of North Hollywood. CA is shipping wheelchairs.”
For more information and to make a donation, please visit the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.