Helping Hand - National Federation of the Blind 2018 State Convention

Sep 21, 2018

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This week on Helping Hand, it’s the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii. Ahead of their state convention next weekend, HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence speaks with local leaders, VP of the NFB of Hawaii and President of the Honolulu Chapter Virgil Stinnett, and Secretary and Convention Coordinator Katie Keime. The NFB of Hawaii are members of our community who are blind, speaking for themselves, advocating on behalf of the blind and those with vision challenges. In this conversation, they detail a number of ways the community can support them. People can learn more at their annual state convention September 28-30 at 1901 Bachelot Street in the auditorium of Ho’opono Services for the Blind.

Helping Hand is a weekly feature airing on HPR1 stations statewide as part of All Things Considered, and then archived online here, where all of our Helping Hand segments can be found and heard. Fridays Helping Hand connects with an organization, event or topic that offers assistance to people with disabilities, as well as animals and people among the most vulnerable.

Contact the National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii:

Website: hawaii.nfb.org

Email: 808virgil@gmail.com

Phone: (808) 595-6123 & toll-free voicemail (866) 595-6123; contact Virgil directly at (808) 722-4243

Find all the previous Helping Hand segments here.