NEW YORK, Nov. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association, the single, largest membership organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with spinal cord injuries and diseases (SCI/D) nationwide, celebrates #GivingTuesday -- the day dedicated to giving back to communities and causes we value.
We urge you to lend a hand to give one more person a new beginning.
That's just what a brave, young woman named Marcela is doing. After her spinal cord injury (SCI), Marcela received Peer Mentor training through United Spinal Association's Peer Mentoring Program. Now she visits newly injured SCI patients at the hospital every week, offering counseling, understanding, and a New Beginning Backpack.
Marcela's outreach and the backpacks give SCI patients resources to prepare for the challenges of life in a wheelchair.
Advocacy -- United Spinal's Advocacy Alliance is made up of United Spinal members, grassroots advocates and other individuals who are invested in helping our community and improving the health, quality of life and independent living of people with disabilities.
For Our Veteran Friends, our Ask VetsFirst program is a free support service for Veterans and their family members. You can find information on a wide range of veterans topics or have one of our counselors answer your questions.
Be Part Of A Community -- United Spinal has over 50 chapters that are active and involved. Be a part of this dynamic community by joining United Spinal and affiliating with a chapter near you. Join today. Membership is free.
Your Donation and #GivingTuesday gift will also make a big difference. Please make a tax-deductible donation today to support United Spinal's critical programs and resources.
About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.
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