RCAL Nominates Independent Living Centers for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge




“Opening the doors of opportunity”

CONTACT:    Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc.
Janae Myers, Office Manager
845-331-0541 ext. 20

August 20, 2014


Staff gathered to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and nominate other New York State Independent Living Centers to do the same

Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. (RCAL) staff gathered in the organization’s parking lot on Tuesday, August 19 to complete the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Kathy Hochman, previous NHTD program director, nominated RCAL to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Having had consumers with ALS, some of them having died, RCAL found this cause very fitting to its mission.

Nine RCAL staff members dumped buckets of ice water on their heads before nominating six other Independent Living Centers throughout the area.

“We want to continue generating awareness and encouraging people to donate funds,” said Sue Hoger, chief executive officer of RCAL. “Some of our staff has opted to donate money to the ALS Association in addition to completing the challenge.”

Taconic Resources for Independence, Inc. (TRI) has accepted the challenge offered by RCAL.

The two part video of RCAL staff members accepting and completing the challenge and then nominating the six other centers can be found on the Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. Facebook page.


About RCAL
Our Mission is to assist people with disabilities to open the doors of opportunity and independence in the Ulster County region through self-determination by creating disability understanding and awareness, and access community-wide.