The coronavirus has exposed deep vulnerabilities in the safety net serving individuals and families. Increased unemployment, lost revenue from mandatory closures, and increased demand for food, housing, and mental and physical health care have placed unprecedented demands on regional nonprofits fulfilling basic needs. On August 3, the #ONEDAY Critical Needs Alert will help our entire community to get behind the 190+ nonprofits in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties serving vulnerable populations
Your donations will benefit organizations providing basic needs such as child care and nonprofits offering mental and physical health care, which has been made more difficult to access as a result of the pandemic.
Create your campaign for the Westmoreland County Blind Association by clicking the “fundraise” button on this #OneDay page.
Thank you for joining the Pittsburgh Foundation and the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County to benefit our neighbors in need!
Mark your calendar for WCBA’s 7th Annual Fall Benefit! We are hosting a “Masquerade Ball” themed fundraiser on Friday, October 8 at the Rizzo’s Malabar Inn beginning at 6:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy a fun evening out featuring live entertainment, great food and more! You don’t want to miss out on this event!
The WCBA is hosting a hiring event! Join us to participate in open interviews for multiple positions.
- Date: Tuesday, May 11
- Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Location: 911 South Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601
No appointment is needed. Come in to see what we have to offer! Please bring two forms of ID and a resume if you have one available. Click below to learn more about our available positions:
If you can’t attend on this date please apply here.
Join the Westmoreland County Blind Association for our 19th Annual Golf Outing.
- Date: Friday, May 28, 2021
- Times: Registration at 7:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.
- Location: The Madison Club at 519 Yukon Road, Madison, PA 15663
- Price: $100 per golfer (limited to the first 120 golfers)
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, raffles, prizes, and a commemorative gift. The first Hole-In-One at designated hole will win a prize from Hillview Motors.
Download the registration form to sign up or call 724-837-1250 ext 11 for more information.
We still have a variety of sponsor opportunities available with pricing starting as low as $50 for tee sponsorships.
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 email@example.com.
Timothy P. Miller, MSW