[Central-md-chapter] Ruston Recovery for Blind Residents

Melissa Mehl listmnmehl at gmail.com
Mon Apr 29 13:02:48 UTC 2019

Posted on Facebook by the NFB.

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, a tornado  touched  down in Ruston, Louisiana,
 doing significant damage to the homes of many members of  the National
Federation of the Blind of Louisiana. Ruston is home to the Louisiana
Center for the Blind, one of the world's strongest programs for instilling
confidence and cultivating independence in blind people. Fortunately the
training facilities of the Louisiana Center for the Blind were not directly
impacted although the homes of many staff and volunteers sustained
unbelievable damage. While no one was physically hurt, considerable work
and expense faces these families as they secure temporary housing and begin
the long process of repairing and rebuilding their homes. The National
Federation of the Blind is coordinating donations to assist impacted
families who are part of  Ruston's exceptional training programs for the
blind. Working with blind leaders in Ruston we will be identifying needs
for assistance and directing funds to where they are most needed.

Donations can be made to the National Federation of the Blind with a note
that they are for Ruston Recovery for Blind Residents. Please send your
donations to National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street,
Baltimore, Maryland, 21230, or visit https://www.nfb.org/donate

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