March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Join the WCBA as we celebrate “life side by side” all month long and help us remind everyone that we value what is important to people with disabilities and their families who are striving for everyday lives no different than that of all others!

Click below to read Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Wolf’s proclamation for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

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Action Alert – Tell Congress TODAY to Vote NO on the Raise the Wage Act!

In January, the United States House and Senate introduced companion bills to raise the minimum wage over time. The bills, H.R. 582 and S. 150, The Raise the Wage Act, include language that would eliminate Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which would eviscerate opportunities for people with significant disabilities who enjoy and want to keep their jobs.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, the House Education and Labor Committee intends to mark up H.R. 582 in preparation of sending it to the floor for a vote. YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED TO TELL CONGRESS THAT 14(C) IS A VITAL OPTION FOR MANY PEOPLE WHO DESERVE THE DIGNITY OF WORK. Go to the ACCSES Action Center RIGHT NOW and tell your Members of Congress to not let this Bill go to the House floor with this provision in it and, if it does, to VOTE NO.

When the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing recently on the Raise the Wage Act, only people who spoke against 14(c) were included on the Panel. YOUR VOICE MUST BE HEARD. ACT NOW. Send an Action Alert. Call your Members of Congress, particularly your Representatives, and tell them to remove this provision of the Bill or VOTE NO. Tweet your Members. Facebook your Members. Get your message heard.

Record Setting Attendance At Our Spring Gala

Thanks to everyone who attended the WCBA’s Spring Gala, Havana Nights. We had record setting attendance with more than 200 guests this year!

Thanks again to all of our sponsors for supporting this event and helping make it a special night!

You can read more about the event and see a few photos in this TribLive article, “Out & About: Blind Association treats guests to a night in Havana“.

Celebrate Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Awareness Month

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Awareness Month. Join the IDD awareness committee in Center Court at Westmoreland Mall on March 2nd from 11am-3pm for a celebration of “Health and Wellness”.

They’ll be sharing resources and activities while celebrating diversity and community integration. Attendees can also participate in interactive games and demonstrations for people of all ages!

Download the flyer below or visit http://westmorelandiddawareness.weebly.com to learn more.

IDD Month Flyer

2019 Spring Gala – Havana Nights

Join us for the Annual Spring Gala, Havana Nights, an entertaining evening with the Westmoreland County Blind Association!

  • Date: Friday, March 1, 2019
  • Time:
 6:00 p.m.
  • Location: 
Greensburg Country Club
  • Price: $50 per person
  • RSVP:
  724-837-1250 ext 11 or you can download the RSVP form below.

We’ll have a savory Cuban dinner buffet and rum bar along with a cigar lounge hosted by Nelson Loguasto’s Cigars. Entertainment provided by DJ Tammy Petty. Guests will also have a chance to win a cruise for two to Cuba and lots more!

A variety of sponsorships are still available. Give us a call to learn more.

2019 WCBA Spring Gala save the date.

RSVP form WCBA Spring Gala