Contact: Angela Barlup, Public Relations Director|
Date: June 18, 2004
For Immediate Release
Tri-County Association for the Blind Receives Grant Monies
Harrisburg, PA -- Tri-County Association for the Blind recently received a grant in the amount of $49,983. The Carlisle Area Health and Wellness Foundation provided funding for this grant. The grant will directly help the social services and prevention of blindness departments of the association. The purpose of the grant is to continue to provide and expand blindness prevention/education and eye safety programs; identify blind and low vision individuals and their health care needs and provide support systems which are located close to home. The monies have been specially earmarked for the expansion of services into the regions of western Cumberland County and parts of Perry County.
Through these project funds, Tri-County will:
The Tri-County Association for the Blind is a private non-profit organization that works to provide opportunities to help blind and visually impaired individuals flourish within and enrich our communities. The association, which services Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties, provides the following services: Access Technology, Prevention of Blindness, Social Services, Harrisburg Area Radio Reading Service, a Production Facility, Carpeting Department and Janitorial Service. For more information on the association, call (717) 238-2531 or visit our web site at www.cartmann.com.
- Provide blindness prevention/education and eye safety programs in all public school districts in the region.
- Conduct eye screen programs for preschool and kindergarten aged children.
- Provide health support services for blind and visually impaired individuals in the region.