Organization: Suncoast Center for Independent Living
The Mission: SCIL was founded in 1990 as a community grass roots effort led by the late Michael Gahr, an individual with a disability who passionately believed that people with disabilities need a strong voice in the community, and opportunities must be available to assist people in achieving independence in their lives.
One Specific Need: Wheelchair ramps for local residents/families. Volunteers are ready to build ramps again, but this year there is no money for materials for the 6 Days 6 Ramps project.
Why it is so important: Ramps improve the quality of life for people with wheelchairs. It gives them the independence to get out of their homes on their own.
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How you can help: Call Cheryl Herbold with Suncoast Center for Independent Living at (941) 351-9545 for more information.
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