We Appreciate Donations
Mrs. Patrick needs lifesaving dialysis three times a week. Without Easy Does It assistance Mrs. Patrick was unable to get herself to her treatment. She called Easy Does It for help. We assisted her up and down the stairs and transported her to all of her treatments. When we transported her home we also made sure she was safely in her home and had everything she needed. This became more and more difficult as her health worsened.
This year EDI in collaboration with CIL Berkeley arranged for her to get a platform lift installed. With your help we can continue to provide her the highest quality door through door services to and from dialysis three times a week. Please make a year-end gift so Mrs. Patrick and others like her can get the lifesaving assistance they need.
Mrs. Patrick is just one person that we provided service for this year. We served over 400 clients providing wheelchair repair, attendant care and transportation.
For a gift of:
$300– You can buy and install new batteries in a scooter or power wheelchair and give years of mobility to someone.
$90 – You can provide a week of rides to dialysis or 3 round trips to the doctor.
$75 – You will ensure a senior wishing to age gracefully in their home will get Supporting Independent Living program services to hire their first caregiver.
$30 – You will ensure someone will be able to get out of bed and make it to work.
4 Ways to Give
*Easy Does It Emergency Services (EDI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit and all of your donations are tax deductible.
Easy Does It Emergency Services (EDI) is a small non-profit run predominantly by people who have physical disabilities, striving to serve the larger community of people with disabilities in the City of Berkeley, California. The major focus of EDI is to provide emergency in-home support to disabled residents to ensure they can lead independent lives. Other services include transportation, wheelchair repair, case management, and provisions for community-wide disasters.
When an EDI client’s attendant doesn’t show, or a client is between attendants, or even when a client’s wheelchair breaks down in the middle of shopping, EDI is there. Without EDI, some of our clients would be unable to support themselves. Instead of living in a private residence they would be institutionalized, setting back some of the great strides in social progress that have been made by our community.
The stories below illustrate the vital nature of our work: Mary, a quadriplegic, needs an attendant to assist her with personal care, food preparation, and house cleaning. She used our emergency attendants five times in a week, when her private attendant had the flu. Without this assistance, Mary would not have been able to get out of bed. She would have to rely on friends and family to help feed and dress her. She would have had no way to counter her family’s worries about whether she could really live independently.
EDI rescued John with an accessible van when his motorized wheelchair stalled in downtown Berkeley. This same transportation service enabled Louise, an elderly disabled woman, to reach an urgent, same-day medical appointment. If the city’s general emergency services had to address these clients’ needs, the cost to taxpayers would be three times as great. We urge you to give generously to enhance these vital services to the disability community.