Mark your calendars for October 14, 2023, as we invite you to be part of the – first of its kind event – Freedom Car Show! This event will showcase vehicles equipped with adaptive modifications tailored for individuals with disabilities.
Thank you for attending the 1st Annual Freedom Car show! We'll see you again next year!
We cannot thank all those enough, who took a chance on us and came out in spite of the rainy weather to make our first car show a success. Everyone who participated played a role in this success and it couldn't have been done without each of you! With you, we will be able to help people with disabilities get the car mods they need!
Thank you all! We hope to be back next year, so be watching for us!
Kelly Buckland - 2019 Dodge Challenger Redeye Stage 2
Matt Dworsky - Band's Choice - Jesus Phreak Blues
Join us for a day of fun with mobility vehicles, first responders, live music, food vendors, games, trophies and more! Come out to see vehicles modified like you’ve never seen before.
The purpose of the car show is to educate first responders and the public, provide awareness, and raise money for the Community Living Services Program (CLSP) that helps people with disabilities get the vehicle modifications they need to be mobile. There are currently 29 people with disabilities on the wait list for accessible vehicle equipment totaling approximately $180,700. This is our goal. Let's clear the wait list and get these people mobile!
The Freedom Car Show features vehicles that have been modified with adaptive equipment to help people with disabilities be mobile. However, we want all car, truck and bike enthusiasts to join us. If it's unique or unusual we want to see it. All years, makes, and models welcome!
If you want to see car modifications you've never seen before, you don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind event!
Established under federal and state legislation, WVSILC functions both independently and as a partner with the West Virginia Independence Network (WIN) and the West Virginia Division Of Rehabilitation Services (WVDRS) to ensure that West Virginians with disabilities have access to Community-Based Resources that promote personal choice and facilitate the achievement of their Independent Living goals.
The WIN has 3 Centers throughout the state; Appalachian Center for Independent Living, Mountain State Center for Independent Living, and LiveAbility (formerly Northern WV Center for Independent Living). The network provides Independent Living Services under the State-funded Community Living Services Program (CLSP).
CLSP assists individuals with disabilities to function more independently in their homes and communities. Funded under the State Plan for Independent Living with State and Federal Independent Living dollars to support West Virginians with Disabilities, CLSP services include:
Due to the disproportionate number of people with disabilities in WV, the wait to receive services from CLSP is a mind-numbing 3 to 5 years.
All proceeds generated from the car show will be used solely for vehicle modifications for people with disabilities. If you are unable to attend or sponsor the car show, please consider giving to CLSP through our GoFundMe Campaign so the program can provide freedom to people with disabilities who have no means of transportation for lack of adaptive equipment.
Check out this awesome lineup of local musicians sharing their time and talent to help support people with disabilities in WV! We appreciate each one of them, and the personal sacrifices they are making to be with us. So come out and support them as they support us!
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