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- Outdated accessible ramp system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 email@example.com.
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.
New date, new time and a new location. But it will be the same great day of golf! Please join us for the WCBA’s 18th Annual Golf Outing.
-Date: Friday, August 7
-New Times: Registration at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
-NEW Location: The Madison Club at 519 Yukon Road, Madison, PA 15663
-Price: $100 per golfer
We have an awesome day planned for attendees including 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch at the turn, games of skill and chance, a steak dinner by DeNunzio’s, raffles, prizes, and a commemorative gift.
Check back soon for our registration form.
We still have a variety of sponsor opportunities available with pricing starting as low as $50 for tee sponsorships.
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.
Westmoreland County Blind Association is happy to announce that we are now manufacturing reusable face masks (with ties) in our textile department.
We are taking PREORDERS today for the masks. Please leave a message at 724-837-1250 ext 11 that includes your name, number and email address. Once we confirm your order we will email pickup details.
We are not open to the public at this time for walk in orders. We really appreciate the great response we’ve received and your patience as we begin fulfilling the orders. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to all of our attendees and sponsors for helping make the WCBA’s Spring Gala a huge success!
Julie Muir Photography did an awesome job photographing the event! You can click here and use the passcode 4086 to download the photo gallery now. Appreciate your hard work Julie!
We had a great time with Halloween at WCBA! Hope it was a fun and safe holiday for all of you! You can visit our Facebook page to see the full photo album.