Take Action: April 8 & 9, 2017 Serve the elderly and the blind

A few options for serving others this weekend:

  • Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s Budget Chief, said the Meals on Wheels program (which would be completely defunded under Trump’s proposed budget) is “just not showing any results.” Yet more than 2 million people, including 500,000 Veterans, depend on the service.  Consider volunteering for Meals on Wheels in a way that works for your schedule: a one time thing, a once a month gig, or maybe you have time to do it every week! Some locations even need help in their kitchens preparing food. Check their website and find a volunteering opportunity that works for you. If you are hard-pressed for time, you can visit their site for other ideas for advocacy, shopping, or donations.
  • Download theBe My Eyes app, which connects sighted people with people who have varying degrees of visual impairment.  How it works: The blind or visually-impaired person submits a request for assistance (think reading a medication label or food expiration date) and the sighted person connects with them over a video call and lends a hand with any day-to-day challenge presented.  Right now the app is only for devices with iOS (Apple) but you can sign up to be notified when an Android-compatible version is ready. After you download or sign up, post on social media with #BeMyEyes to spread the word.