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HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF
Aiding Hurricane Victims With A Spinal Cord Injury Or Disease

Help Us Get The Word Out!

Wheelchair users and other people with disabilities are among the most vulnerable from severe weather and natural disaster events such as the recent hurricanes and floods in Florida, Houston, Puerto Rico, and USVI.

A generous grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has allowed United Spinal to increase its targeted outreach to the Spinal Cord Injury and Disorder (SCI/D) community in hurricane affected areas by offering micro grants and one-on-one advice and guidance.

View The Grant Application

United Spinal has created a unique portal specifically to provide guidance and advice to those SCI/D who find themselves impacted by a hurricane disaster.

Visit The Portal

HELP GET THE WORD OUT!

Please share the letter below with your colleagues and associates, friends, clubs, organizations and businesses who may be interested in helping wheelchair users who have been negatively impacted by a hurricane disaster.


Dear Colleague,

Please help get the word out and identify individuals with a spinal cord injury or disorder (SCI/D) who have been negatively impacted by a hurricane related disaster.

Wheelchair users and other people with disabilities are among the most vulnerable from severe weather and natural disaster events such as the recent hurricanes and floods in Florida, Houston, Puerto Rico, and the USVI.

A generous grant from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation has allowed United Spinal Association to increase its targeted outreach to the Spinal Cord Injury and Disease community in hurricane affected areas and to offer emergency micro grants and one-on-one guidance and advice.

Individuals seeking a grant or guidance can find information at: https://www.unitedspinal.org/hurricane-disaster-relief/

Please help spread the word! Organizations and groups can find details at: https://www.unitedspinal.org/relief/

Thank you,
Your name

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the muscles used for breathing; paralysis and/or loss of feeling in all or some of the trunk, arms, and legs; weakness; numbness; loss of bowel and bladder control; and numerous secondary conditions including respiratory problems, pressure sores, and sometimes fatal spikes in blood pressure. Approximately 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year. A majority of injuries occur from motor vehicle accidents, falls, work-related accidents, sports injuries, and penetrations such as stab or gunshot wounds.

Our Membership Community

Our membership community provides a lifeline for many individuals that are focused on regaining their independence and improving their quality of life––whether they are leaving rehab after sustaining a spinal cord injury, learning to live with symptoms of a spinal cord disorder, or have spent years of frustration coping with disability. We provide members guidance and resources on a variety of topics they are passionate about, such as employment, affordable housing, transportation, health care, home- and community-based independent living, education, peer support, and leisure and recreation.

Ask Us

United Spinal’s Ask Us program connects you with information, resources, and access to our “Ask Us Spinal Cord Central” help center. Browse the Knowledge Books below for answers to your questions. If you can’t find what you are looking for just Ask Us and one of our knowledgeable staff will provide you with answers.