On Tuesday, May 1, Katie Metz presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the ILRC of NE Florida on behalf of National Disability Institute's collaboration with United Way of Tampa Bay and the Virtual VITA Pilot Project in the State of Florida. During the 2012 tax season, the Virtual VITA Pilot explored tax preparation via virtual meeting (i.e. webcams) for taxpayers in remote/rural areas and for those with limited mobility.
The ILRC of Northeast Florida is a new partner with NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour and was very active in the Virtual VITA Pilot Project. Their participation was instrumental in providing additional economic empowerment opportunities to the disability community within Florida.
The ILRC of Northeast Florida is a non-profit, 501 (c) 3, assisting people with disabilities in Northeast Florida. The ILRC is a consumer driven, community based, non-residential organization, providing services since 1978. The Center reaches five counties throughout Northeast Florida, including: Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau, and St Johns. The Center stands as Jacksonville’s leading cross-disability based organization, providing personalized services to people with disabilities. www.cilj.com
Pictured from left to right: Tyler Morris, Teri Duke, Katie Metz, Angie McKinley