[Nfbmo] announcement from the community service devision please read!!

Dacia Cole dacia.luck at gmail.com
Mon May 2 00:29:29 UTC 2016

Good Evening, everyone,

 I am sending this on behalf of the Community Service of the NFB as one
 of the committee members putting on this project.  I look forward to
 talking to all of you on the calls.


 The National Federation of theBlind Community Service Division presents:

   May The Mission, The Movement,, The Milestone (NFB4MServe).

   This is a Month long effort in  which:

 The  mission is to give of our talents and skills to people and places
 in our communities. We want our sighted  friends and neighbors to
 understand that the blind can and do give, and are not always the
“takers” society might have us be.

 The movement is all of us as the organized blind furthering our
 message through community service that blindness is not the
 characteristic that defines us or our future. It is also us coming
 together to support each other as we find the ways we will give back
 along side our sighted peers.

 The milestone is the  results; the raising of expectations of the
 blind and the celebration of the difference that we will have made as
 a federation family by coming together to share our successes and work
 through our obstacles in order to ultimately strengthen the
 Federation and break down barriers to full participation in society.

  You can take part in this project individually or with your chapter ,
 by engaging in a community service project, such as

 volunteering for a nonprofit organization, local church or school, or

 helping those in need in your neighborhood. Participants will be able

 to share ideas and receive support during bi-weekly conference calls,
 use the hashtag #NFB4MServe to tweet about their   community service

 , and will also have the opportunity to write about

 their experiences on the National Community Service Division’s
 official blog, www.nfbcommunityservice.org/blog. The  purpose of the
 blog is to  communicate to society that the blind  are active
 participants,  contributors and collaborators in society.   The  Blog
 is a outlet through which we  showcase by way of community
 Service/volunteerism what we believe in the Federation, that we as
 blind people can live the life we want and that blindness isn’t what
 holds us bak from doing so.  .

 The first call will take place on Sunday, May 1, at 8:30 pm EST. The

 specific dates of each call are as follows:

  Sunday, 5/1: 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific

 Sunday, 5/15: 8:30pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific.

 Tuesday, 5/31: 8:30 pm Eastern/5:30 pm Pacific.

  If you are interested in being a part of this exciting project, you

 1.join any of the above mentioned calls at the times listed.
 2. check out our website at www.nfbcommunityservice.org.
 3. follow us on twitter at “@nfbcsdivision”.
4.join our Facebook page by searching for “National Federation of the
 Blind Community Service division..

  We Hope you are as excited  to get started as we are to get this going!

  Should you have any questions over the course of this effort, please
 do not hesitate to email us at nfb4mserve at nfbcommunityservice.org.

   Yours in the  Movement,

  The #NFB4Mserve Leadership Team.

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