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.