Our charity can help alleviate some of the day-to-day struggles elderly or disabled individuals face by providing monetary assistance. A simple thing like the placement of light switches to a nondisabled person aren’t a big deal. However to a disabled person it becomes a vitally important factor. In addition, a requirement to be on the first floor for a young adult isn’t a big deal either. Yet for an elderly person, being on the first floor is a vitally important factor too. The list can keep going. Ultimately, the main point is to demonstrate that disabled or elderly individuals face additional challenges every day.

To add to the physical challenges, financial challenges arise too. Most disabled or elderly individuals are on SSI or SSDI. In other words their income, especially for housing, is extremely limited. EDL was created to provide some relief for these individuals through monetary assistance. It is EDL’s belief that with a little assistance individuals can have a chance to enjoy other things in life. For instance, instead of worrying about being able to pay their rent or mortgage, they can focus on something else that month. A little pressure can be lifted off of their shoulders. We wish we could do more to help everyone, but funds are limited and we have to be realistic.

If you would like to join our cause and help, please join today.

Take a look at the facts and figures for Tarrant County, listed below, to see how important our cause really is.

Texas ranks within the top ten states for individuals with disabilities

STATE POPULATION WITH DISABILITY PERCENTAGE WITH DISABILITY
California 3,749,792 10.1%
Texas 2,906,416 11.5%
Florida 2,420,035 12.9%
New York 2,091,270 10.9%
Pennsylvania 1,671,648 13.3%
Ohio 1,517,210 13.3%
Michigan 1,356,359 13.9%
Illinois 1,317,307 10.4%
North Carolina 1,257,117 13.3%
Georgia 1,161,966 12.1%

 

(1,911,541) – Tarrant County population estimate in 2013

(730,656) – Total Housing Units available 38%

  1. 9.9% are Elderly (189,242)
  2. 14.7% are Below the poverty line (280,996)
  3. 9.7% are Disabled (187,080)
  4. Estimated Labor Force Participants with Disabilities in Tarrant  60,080

REFERENCES

*Data supplied by the US Census Bureau and The Texas Workforce Investment Council

*United States Census Bureau. (2013). State and County QuickFacts. Retrieved July 20, 2014, from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/48439.html.

*Texas Workforce Investment Council. (2013), (p 8,46,62).  People with Disabilities: A Texas Profile. Retrieved  July 25, 2014, from http://governor.state.tx.us/twic/demographics_disability/.

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