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.