GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. An old organization is resurfacing in the valley; the National Federation of the Blind is setting up a Grand Junction chapter. There are over 100 blind people in the Grand Junction area.
The N.F.B. is a nationwide network of people advocating for civil rights and equality for those who are blind. Two members from the Denver area chapter of the group have been spending time in our area. Seeking out those who are blind. On Saturday they'll host a meeting at the Center for Independence.
"We want to make sure that blind people in the Grand Junction area have a means to organize and work on civil rights issues and get the services that are needed for the area," says Jessica Beecham, of the National Federation of the Blind.
"Family members, parents of blind kids come and learn from the National Federation of the Blind and contribute and be a part of the organized blind civil rights movement," says Kevan Worley, of the National Federation of the Blind.
The organization will be holding an informational meeting on Saturday at the Center for Independence, located at 740 Gunnison Avenue. Along with information for the blind there will be snacks and a video that will be shown.
That meeting starts at 10:30 am and will end around 1:30pm.
The group will hold a meeting each month.