Joni and Friends Joins Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., May 2, 2016 – The Joni and Friends International Disability Center is excited to announce that it will be joining the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce, with a formal ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, at 4:30 p.m. at the center, which is located at 30009 Ladyface Court, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. The Greater Conejo Valley Chamber is one of the largest chambers in the western U.S., with more than 1,000 members, and is a 5-star accredited organization by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“We are grateful the chamber has seen the benefit to partnering with a non-profit organization such as ours,” said Joni and Friends President Doug Mazza. “We believe this will be a mutually beneficial relationship, as we bring great expertise and resources in the area of serving individuals affected by disability – an area where most businesses would agree there is much room for improvement. And we look forward to the networking opportunities available to us as we form new relationships with other organizations in our community.”
Chamber Ambassadors and local officials will be in attendance on May 24 for the ribbon cutting ceremony, along with Mazza and Joni and Friends founder and CEO Joni Eareckson Tada. The event will be a celebration of this new relationship, and Joni and Friends’ many employees and volunteers will be on hand to enjoy the festivities.
Joni and Friends provides practical support and spiritual help to families affected by disability and equips thousands of churches to develop disability ministries both here in the local community, and abroad. Whether it is a person affected by disability, a family member, or a friend, Joni and Friends’ objective is to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of this group of people in practical ways.
Here in Agoura Hills, the Joni and Friends International Disability Center serves as the administrative hub for an array of programs which provides outreach to thousands of families affected by disability. These programs include Wheels for the World international wheelchair distribution ministry, and Family Retreats. Wheels for the World has delivered over 100,000 wheelchairs worldwide to children and adults living with disability since 1994. Offered in both the U.S. and internationally, Family Retreats provide respite and support to families in a safe, accessible family camp environment.
Joni and Friends was established in 1979 by Joni Eareckson Tada, who at 17 was injured in a diving accident, leaving her a quadriplegic. Tada has, in the ensuing 40 years, become an author, speaker, artist, and radio & TV host. She uses her global influence as an advocate for disability issues, and shares the love of Jesus Christ to people in need of help and hope. For more information, please visit http://www.joniandfriends.org/.
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