The Inglis Foundation's Board of Directors recently awarded five nonprofit organizations that help people with physical disabilities with the Inglis Award for Continuing Excellence.One of the nonprofits, Residential Living Options, is locally based in Downingtown. Catherine Friedman, executive director of Residential Living Options, received the $20,000 award on behalf of the organization, according to Inglis Foundation spokeswoman Catherine Brown.

"The Inglis Awards for Continuing Excellence program honors the performance of nonprofit organizations in the Philadelphia region that enhance the quality of life for people with physical disabilities and by doing so, support the mission of Inglis Foundation," Brown said in a statement.

Four other nonprofits also each received the $20,000 award, according to Brown. These organizations include Bucks County Center for Independent Living in Langhorne;

Catastrophic Injury Program of the National Transplant Assistance Fund in Radnor; Pennsylvania Health Law Project in Philadelphia; and Resources for Independent Living in Burlington, N.J.

"Inglis Foundation works with people with physical disabilities to create and provide practical solutions so they may pursue their life goals," Brown said. "All of Inglis' services and programs are designed to enable people with physical disabilities to enjoy life with the greatest amount of independence and mobility."

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