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NH Association for the Blind celebrates 100 years of service: Help it last 100 more!
20 Feb
2012
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By Randy Pierce

2012 officially commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind. It’s been 23 years since they began to have a positive impact in my life and roughly a decade since I began to actively advocate for their cause and their mission. They have been a crucially important part of my journey to where I am today.

Yet in the last week, I’ve had three separate encounters with people living locally who were completely unaware they could be getting significant benefit from the many diverse services that this organization provides. Unfortunately, blindness is often treated as some ugly little secret which is hidden away. The sad reality is that many people still do not know the help that awaits with a simple phone call.

For 100 years, the mission of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind has been “to advance the independence of the blind and visually impaired.” They have well earned their reputation as a highly rated charity and an excellent resource for the many people managing the challenges of vision loss. The immense loyalty from those who have been helped so greatly by their kindness has done much to sustain the organization, but the work is far from over.

I urge you to spread the word so that more people in need are aware that they don’t have to suffer alone, and so that these services may be preserved for the continued benefit of people who deal with the very real challenges of blindness and vision loss.

To celebrate the start of their second century of work, the New Hampshire Association for the Blind created this video, featuring the tag line: “Living better with vision loss for 100 years.” Quinn and I were proud to lend our support and make a guest appearance:

NH Association for the Blind: Living Better With Vision Loss for 100 Years

In honor of an organization which has literally given 100 years of essential support to so many people, I hope you take the time to watch the video, visit their website, and perhaps find the means to share their goals and help be a part of more than just the celebration of what they’ve accomplished.

Thank you for that consideration and most especially thank you to the NH Association for the Blind!

Contact them at:
25 Walker Street
Concord, NH 03301

services@sightcenter.org

1-800-464-3075 (Toll free in NH)
603-224-4039
www.sightcenter.org

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