Local Chapter of National Federation of the Blind to Hold Informational Event for the Blind and Sight-Impaired in Lake Charles
The local chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will hold what they call their “Sensational Sensory Sunday”, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday July 29, at First Christian Church located at 2525 Second Ave. Lake Charles, La. The organization invites blind and sight-impaired people and their families to attend to get information on the latest equipment, resources and services available to them.
The local chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is an organization that attempts to educate and assist the blind and the sight-impaired, and promotes the idea that “Blind people can do everything that sighted people can do except for drive and read print”, and is part of a larger national organization in which 51% of its members are blind.
NFB member Cathy Miller said, “This community has been very good to us in the past, and during our fundraiser this year they really saw us worthy of their contributions. This is our gift to them.”
The event which will have light refreshments for guests, hopes to empower those that have lived their lives without sight, as well as those who have recently lost or are losing their sight due to age. Miller says that it is a great opportunity for the blind community to get together and show camaraderie towards one another as they get information that will help them live well without sight.
The organization will be providing transportation to those who are unable to drive themselves, for more information you can call Essie LeBleu at (337) 656-2429.