March 2, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dayton Ohio – In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month to encourage understanding and acceptance for people with disabilities and recognizes the contributions of individuals with disabilities and encourages the community to embrace working together. This month, United Rehabilitation Services (URS) will raise awareness for individuals with disabilities in our community with a variety of activities.
Throughout March, local celebrities including Sandra Brasington, the Office of Governor Mike DeWine, Montgomery County Commissioners Judy Dodge, Debbie Lieberman, and Carolyn Rice, Mike Stevens, Mayor of Clayton, Kim Faris of iHeart Media, Bonnie Melbers of Cox First Media and Danielle Kirk, Alpha Media of Dayton will read inspiring stories to the children and adults URS serves, via Zoom.
URS will partner with Jersey Mike’s annual March “Month of Giving” campaign, which supports local charities across the country. The campaign will culminate with Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving,” on March 31, 2020 from 10 AM to 9 PM at the Dayton area Jersey Mike’s stores. On that day, URS will receive 100% of the proceeds from sales. Since 2011, local Jersey Mike’s stores, owned by Ted Toliver, have donated over $108,000 to URS.
March 31st: 11th Annual Jersey Mikes “Day of Giving”- Locations
Beavercreek: 3510 Pentagon, Beavercreek, OH 45431
Centerville: 6002 Far Hills Ave., Centerville, OH 45459
Washington Township: 1512 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton, OH 45458
About United Rehabilitation Services:
United Rehabilitation Services (URS) was founded in 1956 and has a rich history of serving children and adults with disabilities in the Greater Dayton Region. URS offers accredited programs for infants, children, adults and seniors with developmental and acquired disabilities or other special needs including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, and Alzheimer’s. Our unique “one-stop shopping” concept provides a comprehensive array of services under one roof including 5-Star rated Early Childhood Education & School-Age Programs with on-site nurses and therapies to meet the needs of even medically-fragile children, on-site specialized Therapy Services, Vocational Training, Adult/Senior Day Programs and Employment Services. The newly launched URS Academy prepares participants with the soft and hard skills needed to work in the culinary, custodial, home health, secure document destruction, landscaping, and commercial laundry fields.
To learn more, visit ursdayton.org or call 937-233-1230.