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Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program honored with Special OKC Mayor's Award
On Tuesday, October 27th, Oklahoma Durable Medical Equipment Reuse Program (OKDMERP), and partner, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, were presented the Special Award by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett during the 25th Annual Mayor's Committee on Disability Concerns Awards Luncheon. OKDMERP is a sponsored program under the supervision of Oklahoma ABLE Tech, Oklahoma's statewide Assistive Technology Act Program.
Pictured left to right: Katie Woodward, OKDMERP Program Manager, Linda Jaco, Associate Director for Sponsored Programs (OSU), Mick Cornett, Mayor of Oklahoma City, and Sidna Madden, Chair of the Mayor's Committee.
Each year in October, which is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Committee hosts an annual awards luncheon to honor those in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area who have contributed significantly toward public awareness of disability concerns. OKDMERP, located in Oklahoma City, has as its mission collecting, refurbishing and redistributing durable medical equipment to Oklahomans who need it, at no cost.
The Special Award is for individuals and organizations that have taken special action to encourage the advancement of all persons with disabilities by increasing awareness of the barriers imposed by society which limit people with disabilities. NewView, Oklahoma City, was also awarded the Special Award, for their success in helping vision impaired individuals achieve their maximum potential through rehabilitation, employment, and community outreach. Read more about OKDMERP...