Support the CIL without spending a penny!

The CIL is once again participating in The Amazing Give, a 24-hour day of giving in the local community from March 21 at 6 p.m. to March 22 at 6 p.m., but don’t forget about our year-round fundraising opportunities! You can raise money for the Center just by voting in a contest, shopping for yourself and searching the internet.

The CIL enters SunState Federal Credit Union’s Charity of the Month contest every month for a chance to win $1,000. The contest also draws a random charity to win $500 each month, so if the Center isn’t #1, don’t get discouraged! The more you vote, the more likely it is to win the prizes. A random voter is also chosen to win $100 every month, and you can vote every day to increase the possibility of your name being drawn.

Search and shop online with Amazon Smile and Goodsearch! Amazon Smile donates 0.5% of your purchase when you go through smile.amazon.com, and Goodsearch, (powered by Yahoo!) donates a penny from each online search and up to 30% with each shopping purchase when you go through Goodsearch.com. Don’t forget to make sure the donations are going to the Center by entering “Transitional Living of North Central Florida” as your cause.

Thank you for your support!

 

THANK YOU to our Ocala Open House Sponsors!

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING LOCAL BUSINESSES WHO GENEROUSLY SPONSORED OUR OCALA OPEN HOUSE! 

  • Publix
  • Mojo’s
  • Wiseguys
  • Sonny’s BBQ
  • Carrabba’s
  • Bruster’s Ice Cream
  • Ocala Civic Theater
  • Betty Cakes
  • Batton’s Auto
  • Jimmy John’s
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Smokin’ Swamp BBQ
  • Shear Vanity
  • Skate A Way South
  • Morgan Brothers Plumbing Supply
  • Paper Net
  • A Better U Healthcare
  • Painting with a Twist
  • Bagelicious
  • The Works Groomer
  • Bittings Pharmacy
  • Home Run Realty
  • Gyro Grill
  • Anytime Fitness
  • Subway
  • Zhang Gardens
  • Ale House
  • Wing House
  • Lakis Restaurant
  • Dance Alive National Ballet
  • Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Many thanks from our awesome Ocala team!

CILNCF, Belleview Library and FEMA are partnering up!

The Center for Independent Living of North Central Florida (CILNCF), along with the Belleview Library and FEMA, are partnering up to help people with disabilities and residents of Marion County.  We are opening the doors from 11am to 5pm on October 5th, 2017, at the Belleview Library, located at 13145 SE Highway 484, Belleview, FL 34420. Residents will have an opportunity to register for financial assistance and receive direct help to repair damage to their home and property caused by Hurricane Irma.

Assistance available includes:
– Housing assistance; temporary housing, repairs, replacement and construction
– Personal property assistance and other needs

To complete registration on site, you’ll need to supply the following information:
– Social security number
– Address of damaged property
– Current mailing address and phone number
– Property insurance information
– Total household annual income
– Bank information for direct deposit
– Description of damage caused by Hurricane Irma

For more information, please call the CILNCF at 352-368-3788.

Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living Fundraiser

The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living (FACIL) has started a fundraiser to help raise funds for people with disabilities in Florida impacted by Hurricane Irma.  All funds will go through a 501-C-3 non-profit and will be distributed to local disability organizations to help with recovery efforts.  Please give as you are able.  And please share as widely as possible.

https://www.youcaring.com/floridaassociationofcentersforindependnetliving-950903?utm_campaign=buttonshare&utm_medium=url&utm_source=copy&utm_content=cf_cp_01

Hurricane Preparedness: Are you ready?

Have a Plan that includes

  1. Tracking the storm
  2. Getting emergency supplies 
  3. Evacuation planning
  4. Accessing resources to help prepare, respond, and recover

Tell people your plan: Discussing your plan with family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, caregivers, etc. Let people know where you are (whether you stay at home or evacuate).

1. Track the storm: 

For the latest information on Hurricane Irma visit http://www.floridadisaster.org/info/

Other lines www.AlertMarion.com  & www.AlertAlachua.com  &   www.weather.com

Florida Emergency Information Line — 800-342-3557

2. Get emergency supplies

  • Water-one gallon of water per person per day
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Manual can opener for food
  • A Variety Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Charged Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Include prescribed medications, food, water, and cash sufficient for at least 3 days

3. Evacuation planning

Evacuating: If you are ordered to evacuate, know the local hurricane evacuation route(s) to take and have a plan for where you can stay.

Sign up for Special Needs shelters at: https://snr.floridadisaster.org

Not all shelters will be open, so make sure you get the most up to date information!

4. Access resources to help prepare, respond, and recover

Emergency management for people with disabilities:
http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240199_A4497.pdf

Independent Living Skills Training: Emergency Planning Workbook: https://www.theilrc.org/emergency-preparedness/

Tips for preparing, responding and recovering:
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

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