SOURCE: Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities

Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities

June 24, 2016 08:00 ET

Arizona Heat Becomes Dangerous for Low-Income Persons With Disabilities

AID.org Foundation Grants AC Unit to Man With Broken Back

GLENDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - June 24, 2016) - Bobby Eddington lives in a modest studio apartment with his two small dogs. The summer heat has been reaching over 118 degrees, and Bobby's apartment only operates on a swamp cooling system, leaving a sweltering heat that can be dangerous for his 61-year-old body that is already in discomfort from disabilities like a broken back.

"We are trying to reach out to friends, or anyone that will take me and the dogs in during the hottest times. It is just not safe for me or my boys (referring to his pets)."

Bobby reached out to AID.org Foundation through their website ww.aid.org, and filled out a grant application through the Receive Assistance portal. After just 10 minutes, AID Foundation sprang into action.

"After just ten minutes, I got a call saying they were on the way with an AC unit for my window. I couldn't believe they answered me so quickly. They are angels."

Jennifer Rogers, spokesperson for AID.org says, "Heat related deaths are a reality, and unfortunately there are too many cases of people with disabilities that are living in environments that are not safe. We saw Bobby's case as an emergency and acted swiftly to make sure he and his pets were going to make it through the summer."

See Bobby's story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7nwtRSWh6Y

AID.org wants to help others. Those with disabilities can make their requests online at www.aid.org.

To schedule interviews please email media@AID.org.

About Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation ("AID.org")

As Civil Rights Champions, AID.org was formed in January 2016 in order to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities through charitable gifts, opportunities and the removal of discriminatory barriers. By spearheading a rapid and widespread wave of compliance through educational and affirmative enforcement actions, AID.org not only rapidly brings not-compliant public accommodation into ADA compliance but also acts as a self-funding catalyst for the charitable AID Foundation.

The AID Foundation is a growing resource for any individual with a disability looking to receive help with various issues relating to their disability or compelling needs such as: wheelchair access, medical equipment, and much more. Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation aims to help improve the lives of 3 to 4 individuals with disabilities per day.

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Embedded Video Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7nwtRSWh6Y

Contact Information

  • Jennifer Rogers
    Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities - Foundation
    (774) 768-2235
    jennifer@AID.org