Local Non-Profit Organizations Reach Out To The Community At Northwoods Mall

Peoria - Non-profit organizations are doing all that they can to connect with you with the help of Northwoods Mall. More than a dozen non-profit organizations gathered at Northwoods Mall on Saturday for the Community Resource Day fair.

 

The event is meant to help connect the community with local organizations, from pet adoptions, to life saving flights. Andy Zich, the Vice Chairman of Lifeline Pilots said, "we need patients to know that we exist, we need donors that help the non-profit exist from a financial standpoint, they need to know that we exists and we're always looking for new pilots as well." Lifeline Pilots is an organization that provides free transportation for people who have medical needs that require long distance travel.

 

"So often times we are the only way for patients that have financial needs to be able to get to their appointments that are a long distance away. You know 16 or 18 or 20 hour car ride might not be acceptable for a patient that has medical conditions and so we can get them there in a fraction of the time."

 

Events like this one help to get the organizations name out there. "Its word of mouth right, so if somebody else has somebody in a month or two months that has a medical condition that requires our service, and they learned about us today, they can offer that information to their relative or friend."

 

 

Other non profits say the Community Resource Day has been a big help for their organizations. Amy Glover, the Offsite Coordinator with TAPS said, "It also helps raise funds when people give us donations because TAPS is solely a non-profit and we rely on donations all year long. We've already gotten a couple of applications today and last year we got applications also and got a dog adopted out of the event."


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