Disability doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t choose based on race, religion, sex, age, or what you believe. You never know when a life-changing event will happen to you or someone you love. Today, over 60 million individuals throughout the United States have a disability. That’s 1 in every 5 individuals!
People with disabilities often struggle because they cannot leave their homes to work, or they need special accommodations in the workplace. NTI provides individuals with disabilities the tools to participate and rejoin the workforce.
Help Eric and NTI spread the word and make a change for the better in the workforce. Distribute the PSAs below recorded by Eric of Portugal. The Man.
Public Service Announcement
Eric Howk of Portugal. The Man
Placing Individuals with Disabilities and Disabled Veterans in Jobs Nationwide
Supporting Individuals with Disabilities Back to Work
Portugal. The Man’s guitarist, Eric Howk, is supporting NTI’s (NTICentral.org) mission to help Individuals with Disabilities back into the workplace. “Portugal. The Man” is a prolific and forward thinking band from Wasilla, Alaska consisting of John Gourley, Zach Carothers, Kyle O'Quin, Jason Sechrist and Eric Howk.
After releasing the latest album Woodstock, Howk took some time out of his schedule to record a Public Service Announcement to increase awareness of NTI’s services. Howk is not only an accomplished musician but has a special understanding of the difficulties Americans with Disabilities face.
While on tour in 2007, Howk fell into a 12-foot-deep pit at a construction site, breaking his T4 vertebrae. The accident left him paralyzed from the sternum down, but through his perseverance, Howk has successfully learned how to keep up with the band’s busy tour schedule. He makes an effort to notice and connect with fans who use wheelchairs or other assistive devices and give them encouragement and support. Many of those who work with NTI can relate to NTI through their own personal experience.
Now Howk shares his passion and spirit as he spreads the word about NTI's ability to help individuals with disabilities gain back their life through being a part of the workforce once again. Share his spirit by distributing his message below.
Prerecorded PSAs (Between 30-46 seconds)
The following Public Service Announcements are messages from Eric Howk of Portugal. The Man, with various music from Eric Howk and Portugal. The Man accompanying it.
All music is courtesy of Portugal. The Man, Eric Howk, Atlantic Records, and Red Light Management
Leaders in Placing Americans with Disabilities and Disabled Veterans in Jobs Nationwide