It’s time to take action! This Friday is national “Call Your Senator Day”. Please read this announcement and send your letters to the address provided. Your voices need to be heard to help individuals with disabilities secure their employment!
More contact info can be found at https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact
Nice coverage by TribLive about our kitchen and sensory room additions. Read more at “Westmoreland County Blind Association adding kitchen, sensory room for adult clients“.
The Westmoreland County Blind Association is pleased to announce that we are accepting new customers for our State of the Art Cutting Machine. Our Eastman Raptor Digital Cutting Machine is designed to cut a large quantity of custom patterns out of raw material with precise measurements.
We are currently performing 3 different precision cut projects for the U.S. Military. No job is too BIG or too small. Please call our agency at 724-837-1250 to contact Deann Wallbaum or Don Tasser to discuss project details.
Want to learn more about the WCBA and see what we’ve been up to this past year? You can click the image below to download our annual report!
The WCBA’s 2020 Newsletter is here! You can click HERE to see what we’ve been up.
The newsletter features a recap of recent events, awards and other activities as well as updates from our work activity center, adult training facility, and more!
The Westmoreland County Blind Association is seeking Corporate funding for a renovation project that is described below. Our request is being made to Corporations that can also benefit through the Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program (NAP). This program affords the corporate donor the ability to receive tax credits that they can utilize towards their Pennsylvania State tax liability. These Tax Credits could be used over a 5-year period and would be effective in fiscal year 2020/2021.
In September of 2018, our Board of Directors identified a need to update our facility to support the growing needs of our consumers. From their assessment, a renovation plan for the south portion of our facility was developed to meet the identified need of operating in a safer, more effective and efficient manner.
These identified needs include:
- Outdated accessible ramp system
- Additional fire exits
- Safe area to address behavioral needs and concerns
- Growing consumer base
We plan to meet these needs by completing the following upgrades:
- Safety in accessing our facility
- Efficient use of space in our daily operations
- Development of a Sensory Room for our intellectually challenged consumers
- Creation of a program/conference room
- Expansion of our Adult Training Facility and Pre-Vocational Services
- Creating a Wellness room for our Special Needs Consumers
- Purchasing of new equipment
- Creating a safe outdoor space
- Adding two handicapped accessible restrooms
- Creating a Training area for our staff and those we serve
The anticipated cost for this project is $850,000. The Westmoreland County Blind Association has secured initial funding for this project, and we are prepared to invest our own operating funds. We are seeking financial support towards the cost of our renovation needs. This project will have a tremendous and immediate impact on those we serve, and prove to be a cost-effective endeavor that will provide our consumers with the tools they need to effectively navigate society.
If you have any questions, please contact me by phone at 724-837-1250 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Timothy P. Miller, MSW
Thanks to everyone for your mask orders and donations! Your support has been amazing.
We still have masks available for purchase! Please call our agency at 724-837-1250 ext 12 to place your order Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you reach voicemail leave your name, phone number, email address and the quantity of masks you are requesting. We will call you when your order is ready for pick up.
Here is a little more info:
- The masks tie in the back
- All masks are the same size
- No patterns are available
- The color of the mask and string may change as we get new materials in
Click HERE to make a donation to the Westmoreland County Blind Association today.
We are manufacturing thousands of washable, reusable masks for purchase to help assist with the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) to members of our community. In celebration of #GivingTuesdayNow please consider clicking HERE to make a small donation to the WCBA to help support this and our current remote programs. Thanks!
We hope that you’re enjoying our Facebook video series on mask making. If you haven’t seen it yet click HERE to start by watching step one in the process.
We are offering remote services including Zoom sessions with educational packets and delivering lunches to our consumers and their families. We are also manufacturing thousands of washable, reusable masks for purchase to help assist in the need for personal protective equipment (PPE) to members of our community. Please consider making a small donation to the WCBA to help support these programs.
It is through the kindness of our friends and neighbors that the WCBA mission endures! Visit Ways To Give to see how you can help out for Giving Tuesday Now.
Thanks to everyone for your mask order and donations! Your support has been amazing. We received requests for more than 10,000 masks in just the first week.
Here is a little more info:
-The masks tie in the back
-All masks are the same size
-No patterns are available
-The color of the mask and string may change as we get new materials in
Your patience is appreciated as we work to get the orders filled. Once you order is ready we will call to make payment arrangements and discuss the pickup process.
Click HERE to make a donation to the WCBA today.